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Jul 11, 2018 by

Some readers find that the Anglican Mainstream website does not automatically update to the latest page. If so, this can normally be resolved by pressing the ‘refresh’ button. The headline boxes above each contain collections of articles on recent important topics which have attracted much...

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New CDC Study Settles the Question: Which Sex Education Approach is Best for Children?

Jul 20, 2018 by

by Sharon Slater, Family Watch International: A recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) goes a long way in settling an important question being bitterly debated in the U.S. and worldwide: abstinence education (AE) or comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)—which...

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CofE hits back at ‘contradictory’ call to end faith-based admissions

Jul 20, 2018 by

by John Roberts, tes: Church leaders question why report from former education secretary suggests phasing out religious admissions policies. The Church of England has said a report calling on it to scrap all faith-based admission policies at its schools contradicts itself. The report by former...

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Southwark Cathedral at Pride 2018

Jul 20, 2018 by

Following the success of our participation in last year’s London Pride Parade, we will be marching with our Cathedral banner this year, too. The Parade is on Saturday, 7 July from 12pm. We have a limited number of wristbands available which will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis,...

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Austin Statement: Communion Partners offer their pastoral care for conservatives in liberal dioceses

Jul 20, 2018 by

by Barbara Gauthier (received by email) The Communion Partner Bishops have issued a statement responding to General Convention passing Resolution B012, authorizing the use of same-sex blessing/marriage rites upon request in every parish of every diocese, regardless of the bishop’s wishes. ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby hosts Muslim leader who says homosexuality is a ‘disease’

Jul 20, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: ‘What will Christian pastors who accept homosexuality tell Jesus?’ It was not a Christian, but a Muslim who asked this inflammatory question at the Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah, in South Tangerang, Indonesia in 2016. The Muslim asking this question was no...

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Consent classes for four-year-olds? What a terrible idea

Jul 19, 2018 by

by Joanna Williams, spiked: We are urging children to see their interactions through the prism of abuse. What should four-year-olds know about sex? And whose responsibility is it to teach children about relationships? In response to a growing number of sexual assaults reportedly taking place in...

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Thinking Deeply about Christian Love: Same-Sex Attraction, Sin, and Spiritual Friendship

Jul 19, 2018 by

by Ron Belgau, Public Discourse: The Spiritual Friendship project is not primarily about sexual desire. Rather, it is an attempt to think deeply about Christian love. In a recent response to my Public Discourse article defending Spiritual Friendship and Revoice, Denny Burk and Rosaria Butterfield...

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Sharia or Sahara: What’s Behind the Genocide in Nigeria?

Jul 19, 2018 by

by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine: Despite its patent absurdity, the meme that terror has nothing to do with Islam never seems to die. A reminder of its tenacity comes from Northern Nigeria where assaults on Christians by Muslims are routinely referred to by government, media, and the...

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Why Judge Kavanaugh’s Religion Should Be an Issue

Jul 19, 2018 by

by Adam J MacLeod, Public Discourse: Though our political institutions are designed to be secular and non-sectarian, our laws rest on Christian ideas about what we owe each other as human beings made in the image and likeness of God. With President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US...

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When Feelings Became Facts: Rousseau, Burke, & Today’s Outrage Culture

Jul 19, 2018 by

by Steven Kessler, The Imaginative Conservative: Edmund Burke understood that the individual’s own natural reasoning would never be as deep or profound as the wisdom of our ancestors, bequeathed to us through tradition and custom. He believed that looking inwards, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau...

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