Archbishops call on Queen to repent of being Supreme Governor of the Church of England

Jan 18, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: In this 500th anniversary year of an obscure monk called Martin Luther banging his 95 Theses onto the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, the event which history marks as the beginning of the Reformation, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement which coincides with the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Acknowledging that the Reformation “was a process of both renewal and division amongst Christians in Europe”, they note that many...

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The Queen: ‘I follow Christ’s example’

Dec 29, 2016 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: THE Queen has spoken of the hope inspired by the acts of goodness of “unsung heroes”. And she ended her televised message on Christmas Day with an explicitly Christian message, shared by many on social media: “Jesus Christ lived obscurely for most of his life, and never travelled far. He was maligned and rejected by many, though he had done no wrong. And yet, billions of people now follow his teaching, and find in him the guiding light for their lives. “I am...

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Will there be a Christian King Charles 3rd?

Dec 27, 2016 by

by Gavin Ashenden: On of the many reasons I like twitter is for the jokes. “Why should anyone take any notice of the National Secular Society?” someone asked this morning. “It’s only two old blokes and laptop.” In fact that’s only half true. The National Secular Society won’t disclose its membership. But it gets a disproportionate amount of time because it can rely on the BBC with its clumsy editorial policy of ‘balancing’ opposite points of view-irrespective of their merits or numbers they...

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Queen’s Speech: ‘Jesus Christ’s Example Shows Me Value Of Small Things With Great Love’

Dec 26, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Queen has said Jesus Christ’s example helps us to see the value of doing small things with great love. In her annual Christmas address broadcast at 15.00GMT, the Monarch spoke of her own faith and how she takes inspiration from his life and teaching. Her Majesty used Christ’s example to encourage people into “small acts of goodness” which she said can make a difference even when the world’s problems seem so vast. Read here...

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Matthew Parris: I stand up for Christianity, even though I don’t believe in it

Dec 24, 2016 by

from The Times: […]  The Prince of Wales was giving his Thought for the Day on BBC radio. His message was of humanity’s path, by faith, to tolerance; and in using the phrase “Our Lord Jesus Christ” he was testifying to his own faith. This listener does not share that faith… …So logic suggests I should have shrugged, or turned away. Instead — I cannot deny it — I felt a small, unexpected rush of pride. The heir to the throne and defender of the faith was speaking as a man in...

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Prince Charles warns against religious persecution

Dec 22, 2016 by

from BBC News: Prince Charles has spoken out about the danger of religious persecution, warning against a repeat of “the horrors of the past”. Delivering BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, the Prince of Wales said the rise of populist groups “aggressive” to minority faiths had “deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days” of the 1930s. In the Christmas message, he urged respect for those of different faiths. He said religious freedom was a “choice...

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