Faith & Conservative Leadership Election

Jul 1, 2016 by

from  Conservative Christian Fellowship: Five Conservative MPs have announced their intention to stand for Conservative Party Leadership today. What have they said about faith and religion? Stephen Crabb: “It is easier for a politician to admit to smoking weed or watching porn than it is to admit that they might take prayer seriously in their daily life.”  The Work and Pensions Secretary gave the Conservative Christian Fellowship’s Annual Wilberforce Address in December 2015....

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Is it time for Justin Welby to go?

Jun 28, 2016 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: It is a convention in the UK that when a political figure offers leadership on a matter, that is put to the Electorate, and if they are rejected, they resign.  So David Cameron rightly resigned his public office the day after the referendum The Archbishops of the Church of England chose to enter the political debate and used the authority of their office to urge the people of the UK to remain as members of the European Union. Like the Prime minister, their...

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EU immigration: Farage and Welby clash over “legitimising racism”

Jun 10, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: During his appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby insisted he was not supporting either side in the EU Referendum campaign. Well, for those who heave ears… It wasn’t so much a Farage-Welby ‘clash’, not least because the Ukip leader said live on TV: “I’m not going to stand and attack the Archbishop of Canterbury, but he would have done better to read what I actually said…” The clashing was all the Archbishop’s: Nigel...

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Finally, the church admits it was wrong on Thatcher

Jun 8, 2016 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Bishops say ‘they failed to see the moral vision’ of former PM’s benefits reforms. Bishops yesterday admitted that the Church of England was wrong about Margaret Thatcher. In a paper that amounted to a sweeping U-turn in the Church’s longstanding Left-wing attitude to poverty and the welfare state, they declared that it ‘failed to see the moral vision that informed Margaret Thatcher’s administration’. Their acknowledgement...

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A Christian political vision

Jun 4, 2016 by

by Martin Davie, Latimer Trust (published in CEN) As anyone who pays attention to the news will be aware, we live in a world which is shaped to a large extent by different political visions. Whether these visions are those of American Neo-Conservatives, North Korean Communists or the radical Islamists of Boko Haram, they have a huge effect upon what happens in the world because of the ways in which they shape not only political movements, but the countries in which those movements operate and,...

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Why do Anglicans lean pro-Brexit, while atheists favor ‘Remain’?

Jun 1, 2016 by

by Sara Miller Lana and Alexis Xydias, CS Monitor: Though rarely invoked in British politics, religious belief does present correlation with Britons’ positions on whether to stay in the European Union. Religion is rarely invoked in British political affairs, and officially religious authority has remained neutral on the June 23 vote. Class, age, or education are much better indicators of voter preference. Ms. Goddard is the first to say she is not voting along religious lines but because...

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