The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2008.
By United Press International

5 Anglican primates to boycott Lambeth

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Five Anglican primates from Africa and South America have announced that they will boycott the 2008 Lambeth Conference in Britain.

Diocese votes to leave Episcopal Church

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An Episcopal diocese in California voted overwhelmingly Saturday to leave the church, becoming the first in the United States to make the drastic move.

Lesbian fails to win post as bishop

WHEELING, Ill., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Episcopal diocese of Chicago Saturday passed over an openly gay woman as its next bishop.

Episcopal bishop plans to turn Catholic

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- As bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States struggled to prevent schism Tuesday, one of their number defected to the Roman Catholic church.

Secret U.K. Anglican gay service reported

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- An Anglican Web site in England reported the Archbishop of Canterbury has planned a secret communion service for gay clergy and their partners in London.

Council feuds with Trump over smoking ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The city council in Atlantic City, N.J., reportedly is furious about real estate magnate Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal a partial casino smoking ban.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

20 Episcopal priests defrocked in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Episcopal bishop in Virginia has defrocked 20 priests he said "abandoned the communion" of the church, the Washington Times reported Friday.

Anglicans consider banning gay clergy

YORK, England, July 9 (UPI) -- The Church of England has proposed a disciplinary code that could result in the expulsion of liberals from the worldwide Anglican Communion, it was reported.

New move to start breakaway U.S. church?

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- A group led by African archbishops reportedly plans to consecrate a U.S. Episcopalian to lead a breakaway Anglican church in the United States.

Anglican summit excludes gay, conservative

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- The archbishop of Canterbury angered both liberal and conservative factions of the global Anglican Church by snubbing one gay and a conservative bishop.

Money complicates Anglican, Episcopal rift

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- One complicating factor in the split in the worldwide Anglican Communion is that the U.S. Episcopal Church provides a disproportionate share of the money. There are only 2.3 million Episcopalians in the United States and 77 million Anglicans around the wo

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2007.
By United Press International

Episcopalians given 8 months to conform

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Tanzania summit of worldwide Anglican Communion leaders has concluded with an 8-month deadline for Episcopalians to stop performing same-sex marriages.
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Gene Robinson

V. Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947 in Fayette County, Kentucky) is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as assistant to the retiring New Hampshire bishop.

Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate. His sexual orientation was privately acknowledged in the 1970s, when he studied in seminary, was ordained, married, and started a family. He went public with his sexual identity and divorced in the 1980s. When delegates to the Episcopal convention were voting on the ratification of his election, it became an issue of controversy. His election was ratified 62 to 45. After his election, some theologically conservative parishes have aligned themselves with bishops outside the Episcopal Church in the United States, a process called the Anglican realignment. His story has appeared in print and film.

In 2009 he was honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Stephen F. Kolzak Media Award.

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