John Chilton

Spiritual abuse allegations in another ACNA diocese

Several survivors in the ACNA Diocese of Christ Our Hope are alleging wrongful behavior by the rector of Church of the Resurrection in Washington, DC, and mishandling of the allegations by the bishop of the diocese. The Anglican Church in North America, or ACNA, is an amalgamation of groups that broke away from The Episcopal Church over the issue of homosexuality.

From a priest: a political statement about Ukraine

What can we do, directly, to address the agonizing violence in Ukraine? We can pay attention to what we do have control over; we can pay attention to our local elections. We can find, and support, persons of good will and good faith and good character. We can find, and support, people of established virtue, people with records of virtue and wisdom and peace. We can support the people of peace, wherever they are. – Sam Candler, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

Trinity Wall Street fires conductor following sexual misconduct accusation

The conductor, Julian Wachner, denied the allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2014. The church said it had not verified the accusation, but fired him for behavior “inconsistent with our expectations.” – New York Times Trinity Wall Street Church has fired its music director, the influential composer and keyboardist Julian Wachner, as it …

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Diocese of Long Island launches scholars program for descendants of enslaved people

Scholars Program Launched for Descendants of Enslaved People in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties   March 2, 2022 Garden City, NY – The Reparations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island launched a scholarship program for Black, African American, or Caribbean American descendants of enslaved people seeking to pursue higher education or vocational training. The …

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Anglican Church of Canada alleged to have mishandled sex abuse allegations

Survivors and others are alleging the Anglican Church of Canada mishandled sex abuse allegations. Compounding the mishandling, it is alleged that a senior ACC official leaked a draft of an article by a reporter for the ACC’s house journal to the dioceses involved. The editor of the Anglican Journal and the reporter have resigned over …

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CofE General Synod debates who chooses the next Archbishop of Canterbury

The question of who chooses the next Archbishop of Canterbury was debated last week during the Church of England’s General Synod meeting. The proposal is to expand the membership to the Crown Nominations Committee to include more members from the global Anglican Communion. The consultation paper is here. The CofE press release is here. Earlier …

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