SPUC unveils new sex education publication

Oct 16, 2014 by

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) for today’s primary school children is a new publication from SPUC Safe at School which promotes good practice in primary schools where parents are the main educators of their children in sexual matters and where schools have a key role in supporting parents. The guidelines build on the current government guidance: Sex and Relationship Education Guidance – DfEE 0116/2000.  In particular, the guidelines highlight the changes to the primary science...

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‘Islamophobia’ strikes again – national students’ union refuses to condemn Isis

Oct 16, 2014 by

by Douglas Murray, Spectator: In a world often devoid of good news, there has been a fine development on the farthest-flung shores of insanity. The British National Union of Students aspires to represent students, though traditionally tends only to represent those students who are politically ambitious and possess left wing views. In any case, its latest idiocy is that it has tied itself in knots over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – Isis. A condemnation of the ebullient Islamic group was...

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Global Petition: Stand with Houston’s pastors

Oct 16, 2014 by

PLEASE SIGN BELOW: Houston is home to one of NASA’s most sophisticated space centers — but even it would have trouble finding signs of intelligence in the local Mayor’s office. The city’s highest official is blowing past the First Amendment at warp speed — and lighting a political powder keg in the process. After four years of forcing her extreme agenda on the city, Mayor Annise Parker may have finally picked a fight she’s bound to regret. Five months after bullying her way into a Houston-wide...

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Reflection: Why I favour full immersion – not sprinkling

Oct 16, 2014 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan (Mark 1v9) I like to think that the way I do baptisms has become a bit of a talking point in the area where I live. I’m an Anglican, which means I baptise babies and small children. (More of that later!) But while some clergy may sprinkle just a few drops of water over a child in a way which (to my mind) is rather feeble, I like to make sure that any infant coming my...

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Global Petition: Stand with Houston’s pastors

Oct 16, 2014 by

PLEASE SIGN BELOW: Houston is home to one of NASA’s most sophisticated space centers — but even it would have trouble finding signs of intelligence in the local Mayor’s office. The city’s highest official is blowing past the First Amendment at warp speed — and lighting a political powder keg in the process. After four years of forcing her extreme agenda on the city, Mayor Annise Parker may have finally picked a fight she’s bound to regret. Five months after...

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Cardinal Kasper Dismisses Africans

Oct 16, 2014 by

By Fr Dwight Longnecker: The Anchoress takes Kasper to task here for his condescending and let’s say it: racist remarks about African Catholics. Here are our brothers and sisters in the forefront of the fight against militant Islam, seeing their churches burned, their children kidnapped and their villages destroyed by Muslim thugs. They stand firm in the faith. Their seminaries are full. They are building new convents and monasteries. Their faith is strong, but hey. They don’t tolerate...

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An Anglican ‘outsider’ shares insights at the Synod on the Family

Oct 16, 2014 by

From Vatican Radio: Among the 253 participants in the Synod on the Family which will conclude here in the Vatican on Sunday are eight delegates from different Christian Churches who are sharing insights from their own communities and traditions. Among them is the Anglican Bishop of Durham Paul Butler who has specialised in children and family ministry within the Church of England. As a husband and father of four children, Bishop Butler also brought his own experience to the Synod and...

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Religious venues to be allowed for civil partnership conversions

Oct 15, 2014 by

By Joseph Patrick McCormick, Pink News: The government will soon announce plans for civil partnership conversion in England and Wales, which will still take place later this year, and now include the provision to allow a conversion ceremony to take place with a registrar at venues other than register offices including churches, synagogues, meeting houses and other registered venues. Some couples already in civil partnerships were upset earlier this year as the original announcement by then...

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Letter to David Cameron from Grassroots Conservatives

Oct 15, 2014 by

Dear Prime Minister,Conscience Clauses,I am continuing to write to you in order to keep you abreast of feeling and opinion among ordinary Grassroots Conservatives, which is vital information as you prepare for the 2015 election manifesto and campaign.The Clacton and Heywood & Middleton results are a sharp wake up call on a whole number of counts. A by-election strategy of bypassing / ignoring local Associations, with imported activists, (then abandoned), and gimmicks while insulting...

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PFOX Conference Celebrates Ex-Gay Awareness Victories

Oct 15, 2014 by

Two-Day Event in Washington, D.C., Highlighted Stories of Celebration and Evidence of Progress. RICHMOND, Va.—The recent two-day Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX, www.pfox.org) Ex-Gay Awareness Month Conference celebrated victories of personal stories, acceptance and support for those with a desire to leave the homosexual lifestyle, and progress for the cause of encouraging acceptance of ex-gays by society. “Our second annual conference was a wonderful chance to provide support...

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Who’s to say who’s Anglican?

Oct 15, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: At Thursday’s investiture service for Archbishop Foley Beach, seven Global South primates gathered around the leader of the ACNA, laid their hands upon him in prayer and then proclaimed together, “Foley Beach, we receive you as an archbishop and a primate of the Anglican Communion.”  Their declaration stood in sharp contrast to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s statement just six days earlier in an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette:...

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Anglican Unscripted Episode 129

Oct 15, 2014 by

Today Kevin and George talk about the papal earthquake.

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Two more US Christian business owners face fines, mandatory gay brain-washing

Oct 15, 2014 by

From AFA Lexington, KY. Christian-owned Hands on Originals was asked to print the shirts for the Lexington Pride Festival but politely declined because of the owner’s sincerely held religious beliefs. Instead, he found a printer willing to do the job and for the same price. (See full story at OneNewsNow) Lexington Human Rights Commission Executive Director Raymond Sexton told FoxNews’ Todd Starnes that Christian business owners should leave their faith at home and is recommending that the HRC...

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Voters leaving us over gay marriage, says Tory MP

Oct 15, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: The Conservatives’ “controversial and revolutionary” same-sex marriage policy is one of the reasons voters have left, a senior backbench MP has said. Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough, criticised a “whole host of errors conceived or approved of by Tory bigwigs” in an article for a Conservative grassroots website. He suggested that the Party should take more care “not to infuriate” supporters, and called for it to promote traditional marriage. Sir Edward was...

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The Anglican Church in North America and the Anglican Communion

Oct 15, 2014 by

By Bishop Bill Atwood, AAC: A “Communion” is a relational network of churches and people who are “in Communion.” What that means in the literal sense is that they have Eucharistic fellowship, in other words, they have Holy Communion together. In the case of Anglicanism, it has been expanded to include a number of institutional protocols, but the heart of the arrangement is the ability to share Holy Communion.  When the Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) moved away...

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