Two significant events in Arlington last weekend celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and renewed the fight for his dream of real and meaningful equality among the races.
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Nicholas F. Benton: Mitt Romney
The Democrats could wish for nothing better than for Gov. Mike Huckabee to get the Republican nomination for president next year. It’s kind of like Virginia Democrats hoping that former Gov. Jim Gilmore wins the GOP nomination for Senate.
Phase 1 of Church Property Trial Ends, 1st Amendment Issues Next
Phase One of a three-phase legal process to determine ownership of the property of 11 Virginia congregations that voted to leave the Episcopal Church – including The Falls Church – ended abruptly in a Fairfax circuit courtroom Tuesday. Constitutionality arguments, pertaining to the First Amendment and the separation of church […]
Software Reveals N. Va. Bishop
A prestigious Anglican Church weekly has charged that a Northern Virginia clergyman was the principal author of a provocative letter assailing the Archbishop of Canterbury attributed to Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola.
1st Court Ruling After Defections Favors Continuing Episcopalians
Motion to Dismiss Suit Over Property Quashed by Judge In the first official court ruling concerning the defection from the Virginia Episcopal Diocese by 11 churches last December, a Fairfax Circuit Court judge ruled against dismissal of lawsuits by the diocese and the national Episcopal Church last Friday. It was […]
Calif. Court Rules for Episcopalians Over Defectors
In a major court ruling this week that could impact an anticipated fall court decision in Virginia on ownership of The Falls Church property, the California Fourth District Court of Appeals sided with the national Episcopal Denomination’s Diocese of Los Angeles in its effort to recover property occupied by congregations […]
F.C. Episcopal Spokesman Lashes Out at Denomination for Lawsuit
A leading spokesman for the 11 Virginia Episcopal churches whose majorities of members voted to depart the larger denomination in December called the move last week by the national Episcopal body to sue for control of the churches’ properties “un-Christian.”
Editorial: A Simple Case Of Trespassing?
The dispute between the national Episcopal Church denomination and the 11 Virginia churches, including the historic Falls Church Episcopal, who voted to defect from the denomination in December has now advanced to the stage of official name-calling. An official press release was issued by the defecting churches quoted one of […]
Leaders of 11 Defecting Churches Gather In F.C. for CANA Installation Ceremony
Clergy representing the 11 churches in Virginia that voted in December to depart the Episcopalian Church gathered for an extraordinary convocation at the historic chapel of the Falls Church Episcopal in downtown Falls Church last Saturday.