Faith & Religion
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Israel: It’s complicated, yet magical

Religion | A two-week trip to a nation full of conflict and contradictions
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/24/16, 09:59 am

You can hear the Western Wall before you see it—the hum and murmur of humanity congregating at one of the most sacred places on earth.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Church of England bishops to debate sexuality—again

Religion | Leaders form new committee to discuss ongoing demands for acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/16/16, 03:13 pm

Church of England leaders announced this week the creation of a committee tasked with seeking “episcopal discernment” on the confluence of sex, marriage, and church doctrine. The Bishops’ Reflection Group on Sexuality could issue a report as early as February, when the church holds its General Synod, according to observers. 

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Kenyan court reinstates defrocked Anglican priests

Religion | Church removed the men last year over accusations of homosexual acts
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/16/16, 10:57 am

The Employment and Relations Court in the Kenyan town of Nyeri has ordered the Anglican Church of Kenya to reinstate three priests it suspended last year over allegations of homosexual acts. The order also includes more than $21,000 in compensation for each man.

The verdict comes amid a growing divide within the global Anglican Church on its stand on homosexuality.

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