Bishop George Bell: Review to look at ‘abuse’ case

Jun 28, 2016 by

from BBC News: An independent review is to be carried out into how the Church of England handled the case of a former bishop named as an alleged paedophile. The church settled the civil claim of a woman who said she was abused by the late Bishop of Chichester, George Bell, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The review will look at how it handled the allegations, first made in 1995, and the decision to settle the case. Bishop Bell’s supporters have been critical of the church’s...

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Canon Andrew White suspended in dispute over alleged payments to rescue ISIS sex slaves

Jun 25, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Vicar of Baghdad was suspended by the charity he founded amid an investigation into alleged payments used to rescue Islamic State sex slaves, according to The Times. Canon Andrew White, 52, who was ordered to leave Iraq at the end of 2014 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby over fears for his safety, has continued working in the Middle East and worldwide to help Christians, Yazidis and other minorities fleeing ISIS. He was suspended after the...

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Remember me for gay marriage, says PM — and other news this week

Jun 24, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Doctors vote to maintain assisted suicide opposition Don’t call girls ‘girls’, teachers advised ‘Do whatever it takes to keep gamblers betting’ Named Person slammed as ‘intrusive nonsense’ Also in the news Latest news stories News...

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CI News: 17 June 2016

Jun 17, 2016 by

Featured stories Ofsted chief backs away from Sunday school checks Teachers’ union: Named Person role must be probed Govt slams call for total decriminalisation of drugs Mum: ‘Abortion was never an option for us’ Also in the news Latest news stories News...

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Christian teenager strapped to crucifix and burnt with lit aerosol can by work colleagues

Jun 14, 2016 by

by Harry Yorke, Telegraph: A church-going teenager was “crucified” by four workmates in a catalogue of bullying which included being attacked with a lit aerosol because of his religious beliefs, a court heard. Four men are on trial accused of religiously aggravated attacks on their work colleague, which they allegedly dismissed as “banter”. They are said to have allegedly mocked his Christian faith by tying him to a “crucifix” and having crosses daubed over...

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CI News: 10 June 2016

Jun 11, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Two-thirds of Scots against Named Person, poll shows Christian charities warn over Welsh Govt youth work plans Scientists to create GM babies despite flawed DNA fears Patrick Stewart: ‘Preventing assisted suicide is disgraceful’ Also in the news Latest news stories News archive...

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