Lambeth Conference in jeopardy over homosexuality row

Oct 1, 2014 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The next Lambeth Conference, the ten-yearly gathering of more than 600 Anglican bishops from around the world, is in jeopardy because of the row over homosexuality that is dividing the Church. The Anglican Communion, the body that represents the episcopal leadership of millions of Anglicans worldwide led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, is split by the battle between its conservative and liberal wings over gay relationships and gay ordination....

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Archbishop Justin Welby snubs the Royal College of Organists

Oct 1, 2014 by

By Tim Walker, Telegraph: Given that bongo drums were the defining sound of his multicultural enthronement ceremony, I am not entirely surprised to learn that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has declined to involve himself with the Royal College of Organists. Still, it represents a break with tradition that stretches back as long as anyone can remember — the august body was established in 1864 — and sets Welby apart from other leading Church figures who are proud to serve it. “It...

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Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

Sep 19, 2014 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: CHURCH leaders have been reacting to the news, announced early this morning, that Scotland has voted to stay in the UK. Fifty-five per cent of Scots voted no in yesterday’s referendum, with a record turnout of 84.5 per cent. The Archbishop of Canterbury said in a statement that Scotland’s decision “will be welcomed by all those who believe that this country can continue to be an example of how different nations can work together for the common good...

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Archbishop of Canterbury: my doubts about existence of God

Sep 17, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has disclosed that he questions whether God exists. Britain’s most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself “Is there a God?” and “Where is God? He also said that Christians cannot explain why suffering exists in the world but that the answer was faith. His remarks came in an interview conducted as part of a...

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Reinterment of King Richard III services announced

Sep 7, 2014 by

From ITV News: The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will both be taking part in services in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reinterment of King Richard III, it has been announced. This means the most senior clergy of both the Church of England and the Catholic Church in the country will be present as the former monarch is laid to rest during a week of events from 22nd – 28th March next year. Since the discovery of the body of Richard III in 2012, the...

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This evil must stop: Archbishop of Canterbury on Iraq

Sep 3, 2014 by

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury today met with leaders and representatives from Middle Eastern churches in the UK, and joined them in condemning the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Describing the discussion with his contemporaries as “the most powerfully moving experience,” Archbishop Justin Welby began by offering his condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff – the journalist who was murdered by Islamic State militants in a video released yesterday....

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