Double Standards in the Church?

Jul 20, 2017 by

Church of England Newspaper July 20 . Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden It would appear so. Consider the evidence. An Archbishop of Canterbury with 57 years of service, including very risky visits to the trouble spots of the world where he is still much revered, who maintains the faith once delivered...

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‘Poisonous’ expectations of congregations are damaging priests’ mental health

Jul 9, 2017 by

by Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Priests’ mental health is being damaged by the “poisonous” expectations of congregations who put them on a pedestal, the Church of England’s general synod has heard. Introducing a report on clergy wellbeing Canon Simon Butler, one of two chairs...

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Church of England baptises hundreds of asylum seekers

Jul 8, 2017 by

By Steve Doughty and Tom Witherow, Mailonline: The Church of England has christened hundreds of asylum seekers who hope to use their new-found faith to win the right to stay in England, a senior bishop has revealed. One church alone has baptised 200 Iranian asylum seekers, according to documents...

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Synod: responses to LGBT motions

Jul 8, 2017 by

Complete voting record ‘Conversion Therapy Ban’ Private Members’ Motion votes ‘Transgender’ motion voting record   Articles: newer items at the top Queen’s former chaplain leads vicar rebellion over gay marriage, Telegraph Anglican Unscripted #310 –...

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Synod calls for values-based politics upholding the common good

Jul 8, 2017 by

from the Church of England Press Office: The Church of England offers a still, small voice of calm in uncertain times following the General Election and tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire, the Archbishop of York said today. Speaking on the first day of General Synod in York, Dr John Sentamu...

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Religious Rights versus LGBT Rights: Who’s Being Privileged?

Jul 8, 2017 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel discussion/debate between sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) civil rights advocate and author John Corvino, of Wayne State University, and religious liberty advocates and authors Sherif Girgis and Ryan Anderson,...

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