Church looks set to condemn ‘gay cures’ as Archbishops say sexuality report will not appear until 2020

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: The Church of England looks set to condemn controversial “gay cures”, after Theresa May suggested they could be banned. The issue will be discussed in a debate at next month’s meeting of the Church’s governing body. The General Synod will vote...

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US rejects UN motion: abortion is not “family planning”

Jun 23, 2017 by

from SPUC: The US has rejected a United Nations resolution aimed at preventing violence against women because it included language on access to “safe abortions”. A statement read out by US First Secretary to the UN Jason Mack said that the US agreed with the “spirit” of the...

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How is consecrating a missionary bishop for Scotland within the mission of our church?

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: On Friday June 30, God willing and the Bishops of ACNA already consenting, and the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Presiding, Anglican Primates, Archbishops and Bishops from around the globe will consecrate the Rev. Canon...

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Essex parishes vote against their bishops

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Hattie Williams, Church Times: THE diocese of Chelmsford “regrets” the decision taken by the vicars of two churches in Essex to declare publicly no confidence in the “unbiblical” leadership of the Bishop, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell — and that of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York — over...

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CI News: 23 June 2017

Jun 23, 2017 by

from The Christian Institute: Queen’s Speech confirms Govt pushing ahead on ‘all forms of extremism’ – New watered down Named Person Bill launched – Irish PM pressures NI to introduce gay marriage – Tesco slammed for ‘white Skittles’ gay pride promotion Featured stories Queen’s Speech confirms...

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It’s easy to talk about banning gay conversion therapy. But how to do it – and where’s the evidence?

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Peter Ould, Christian Today: Jayne Ozanne’s call for Group Led Spiritual Abuse to be banned is commendable and yet laden with issues. A private members motion to be presented to the Church of England General Synod argues that ‘the practice of conversion therapy has no place in the...

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The Blame Game and The Demonisation of Theresa May

Jun 23, 2017 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Heading for Australia I wrote about Leaving the Country – Reflections on a Hysterical Britain  Whilst enjoying being here it seems that the collective hysteria gripping the country back home seems to be increasing.  None more so than in the reaction to the horrific...

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May plays her part in the strange death of free speech in Europe

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Jules Gomes, TCW: […] Readers will know that Nietzsche’s original parable describes the death of God and will forgive me for tinkering with his parable. It was this atheist philosopher who foretold the apocalyptic implications of atheism, which would usher in an age of nihilism—and with...

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Church leaders call for urgent debate on terrorism, Grenfell fire and election

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: The leaders of the Church of England have called for an urgent debate on the state of the country after recent terror attacks, the Grenfell Tower fire and the inconclusive general election outcome, saying this is a “critical time in the nation’s history”. The...

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“Church must learn lessons” says Archbishop of Canterbury

Jun 23, 2017 by

from Anglican News: Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” Archbishop Justin commissioned the report – An Abuse of Faith – after Bishop Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in...

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