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Hallo again to all on this second Sunday of Advent.

We have a number of new links to issues surrounding
homosexuality and attitudes towards it within the Anglican Communion. From a thoughtful article in Greenbelt Interfaith News (now with a monthly Anglican News section) to the recent correspondence between John Shelby Spong, Bishop of Newark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, we've brought together some of the most recent material on the Internet for your consideration and study in our 'Hot Issues' section.

Speaking of Archbishop Carey, you can find online his address -
The Human Family ad the Duty of Religion - given in Pakistan at the International Islamic University in early December.

Our English readers might particularly like to peruse
Simon Sarmiento's second report (an Anglicans Online exclusive) on the November meeting of General Synod, wherein he pays particular attention to recent liturgical changes.

Ed Friedlander's super
Timeline of Anglican History is now available in a more visually apealing format and hosted here on the Justus server (where Anglicans Online lives). We plan to link as many of the references as possible and provide you with a good starting point for an Internet exploration of the Anglican Communion's fascinating history. And Chad Wohler's comprehensive Book of Common Prayer site has also moved to the Justus server. Have a look also at our invitation to add to Justus-hosted resources.

The new
Catholic Literature Newsgroup provides a forum for discussion of Christian fiction, Christian science fiction and fantasy, Christian history, theology, mysticism, Christian mysteries, patristics, writings of Christian saints, Christian folktales, Christian poetry, and -- you get the idea. It could be quite a lively place.

For a bit of fun, check out
Ship of Fools: The Magazine of Christian Unrest. I found myself laughing aloud at the Gadgets for God, a top ten list of gifts for your vicar, including 'Still unchallenged at Number 1 after more years than we care to remember, The Talking Tombstone'.

Finally, do remember our collection of
Advent websites and links. And please let me know of any good ones we don't have listed here.

See you next Sunday

Cynthia McFarland

Last updated: 7 December 1997
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