Archbishop Welby leads prayers at Richard III reinterment

Mar 26, 2015 by

From ACNS: The Archbishop of Canterbury led prayers and the blessing at the reinterment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral today. Archbishop Justin Welby blessed the remains of Richard III during a special ceremony attended by Royal Family members, Bishop of Leicester Tim Stevens, senior UK ecumenical clergy and civic leaders, among others. The mortal remains were received at the Cathedral on Sunday night during a service of Compline, having been carried from the University of...

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Youths turning to Jihad because mainstream religion not ‘exciting’ enough – Welby

Mar 11, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Young people are turning to Jihad because mainstream religion is not “exciting” enough, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Most Rev Justin Welby told faith leaders that Britain’s religious communities must do more to provide an alternative to extremism which gives young people a “purpose in life”. He also warned against being too quick to brand people and groups with strong views on religious matters as extremists. Nothing will ever be...

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The not so quick and the dead

Feb 25, 2015 by

From Ancient Briton: In my previous entry I referred to a report that the Archbishop of Canterbury was to visit a school in Birmingham where 80 per cent of its pupils are Muslim and just eight per cent of its pupils are Christian. He has. A report on his visit to St Alban’s Academy can be read here. The reports I have seen so far concentrate on gays and gay marriage. Referring to Church of England’s laws the Archbishop said, “Marriage is between one man and one woman for life and sexual...

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Lord Carey should realise ‘three-parent’ babies are a dangerous experiment

Feb 24, 2015 by

By Philippa Taylor, The Conservative Woman: Lord Carey has decided to make public his views on the creation of three-parent embryos. Or, more specifically, to make public his views on anyone who has the temerity to oppose their creation. These new, treatements will, he assures us, end great suffering and the scientists behind it are trustworthy, responsible, caring and compassionate. In contrast, opponents are irrelevant flat-earthers, trapped in both fear and doubt about medical advances. The...

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Window celebrating former Archbisop to be removed after students brand him ‘homophobic’

Feb 21, 2015 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Students at Kings College London (KCL) have successfully campaigned for the removal of a window featuring former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, an alumnus of the college, on the grounds that his stance on gay marriage makes him “homophobic”. The move comes despite Carey’s reputation as a liberal while he was Archbishop, ushering in the ordination of women priests for the first time in the Church’s history. The front windows of KCL’s Strand campus,...

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Living Reconciliation ‘Deeply Problematic’

Feb 15, 2015 by

From Gafcon: Dr Martin Davie, a widely respected Church of England theologian, has exposed serious flaws in ‘Living Reconciliation’, a book published recently by the Anglican Communion Office to champion its ‘Continuing Indaba’ project. While recognizing that there are some helpful insights, he describes the book as ‘sadly lacking’ because it offers a highly distorted account of reconciliation, one that is not grounded in the teaching of the Bible, despite the claim by the Anglican Communion...

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