‘I was raped and abused, but God has got me through’

Jun 26, 2017 by

from Premier Christianity: Sam Hailes talks to ‘Ella’ – a survivor of sexual abuse committed by Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs in the Rotherham area. Ella (not her real name) was brought up in what she describes as a normal, middle class, loving family near Rotherham, Yorkshire. A strong...

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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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Government to establish ‘Commission for Countering Extremism’ – Be afraid. Be very afraid

Jun 23, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “A commission for countering extremism will be established to support the government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms, both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to spread,” the Queen announced in her speech this week to the...

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Church of England colluded with bishop who abused boys, says Welby

Jun 22, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Senior figures in the Church of England colluded for a period of 20 years with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men, a damning independent report has found. The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the report on the church’s handling of...

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John Stuart Mill’s Intolerant Faith and the Religion of Liberalism

Jun 19, 2017 by

by Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse: John Stuart Mill foreshadows the deeply intolerant faith and agenda of contemporary liberalism. As ongoing debates around subjects ranging from religious liberty to climate change illustrate, many Western societies are being led in decidedly illiberal directions...

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Conflicting views aired on who should follow ‘significant presence’ as Bishop of London

Jun 18, 2017 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: SHOULD the next Bishop of London continue the London Plan or begin to ordain women priests, affirm gay clergy, do more to attract children and teenagers into church, or value pastoral diligence as much as high-profile mission? These were among the issues raised...

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