Forward in Faith looks to the future

Nov 22, 2014 by

From Church Times: THERE was talk of “going forward with confidence” at this year’s National Assembly of the traditionalist organisation Forward in Faith (FiF). It was held last Saturday in St Alban’s, Holborn, in London, on the eve of the legalisation of women bishops in the Church of England. A motion carried by the Assembly thanked the Catholic Group in the General Synod and those who had served in the facilitated conversations and on the steering committee for...

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Muslim address to Synod: ‘Muslims and Christians must learn more about each other’

Nov 20, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Two out of three members of the Church of England in Britain will before long have a Muslim neighbour, according to the first Muslim to address the General Synod of the Church of England. Fuad Nahdi, executive director of Radical Middle Way, founding editor of Q-News and a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s listening initiative on Christian-Muslim relations between 2001 and 2004, said his presence in the Synod would help Muslims stand...

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Better apart: why holding the Church of England together might not be a good idea

Nov 20, 2014 by

By Mark Woods, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s efforts to keep the Church of England together might be torpedoed by evangelicals who refuse to compromise on what they regard as fundamental issues of faith – but that might not be a bad thing, according to a leading academic. In his address to the General Synod this week, Justin Welby issued a call for unity amid the tensions threatening the Anglican Communion and the Church of England itself over issues such as same-sex...

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When women bishops come, here’s where conservative Anglicans will go

Nov 19, 2014 by

by Isabel Hardman, Spectator: The Anglican Mission in England looks like a support group. But if required, it could turn into rather more than that. Anglicans aren’t the sort of church-goers who set much store by miracles, signs and wonders. Yet their own church is one of the greatest miracles of our society: it has managed to hang together, in spite of raging differences, for centuries. Since 14 July, that miracle has been under threat. For most, it was a great leap forward when the General...

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Female clerics lined up for bishop selection as Church of England prepares for historic change

Nov 16, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: A string of senior female priests have been given special training to put them in prime position to become bishops in the Church of England when a historic change in canon law comes into force, the cleric who oversaw the process has disclosed. The Rt Rev James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester, said there had been a major push to ensure that any female candidates interviewed for vacant sees in the coming months have the same chance as their male counterparts, some...

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Imagine The Church Of England With One Million Disciples Of Christ

Nov 15, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: Following the latest Church of England statistics for 2013 showing an average of one million people attending services each week, it might be worth doing a bit of imagining. Imagine all those people became fruitful, courageous and counter-cultural disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Imagine them not only being faithfully taught from God’s infallible written Word, the Bible, week by week but also reading their Bibles and praying Christ-centredly day by day. Imagine...

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