Her ‘strength and stay all these years’

Apr 9, 2021 by

From Christian Concern: Today, we mourn the loss of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died this morning at Windsor Castle. His was a life of dedicated service to his country and in particular to Her Majesty, the Queen. At their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, Queen Elizabeth called him her “strength and stay all these years”, and said “I, and his whole family and this and many other countries owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever...

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Myanmar’s Good Friday

Apr 2, 2021 by

A senior Church leader in Myanmar said today (Maundy Thursday) that the current situation is getting worse. This is what he said. “From Friday April 2 there will be no websites. The Government is shutting down the internet altogether. Our phones may still work. The military government has carried out air strikes on villages. People are trying to flee to the Thailand side of the border but they are being returned by the Thai authorities who have set up barbed wire fences at the border...

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Evangelicals protest government plans as threat to freedom

Mar 19, 2021 by

The Church of England Newspaper reports: Church leaders have described plans to ban conversion therapy as a “direct threat to religious liberty”, after three LGBT advisors accused the government of dragging its feet over its promises to ban conversion therapy. While the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson, has called conversion therapy ‘absolutely abhorrent’, the advisors claimed that government equalities minister, Liz Truss, and her junior ministers are not committed to LGBT equality. This week the...

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The Trouble with Conversion Therapy

Mar 18, 2021 by

Letter to the Church of England Newspaper March 19 from Dr Peter May The current debate about Conversion Therapy for sexual orientation and gender identity seems immersed in a confusion of myths and falsehoods. A major confusion concerns the assertion that such therapies are harmful. In the past, they included hormone therapies, castration, aversion therapies with enemas, drugs or electrodes, and attempts at curative treatment such as electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) and even surgical...

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Pete Broadbent to retire as Bishop of Willesden

Mar 17, 2021 by

by Luther Pendragon, Anglican Ink: The Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, has announced his intention to resign as from 30th September 2021. Bishop Pete has volunteered to stand down a year before his normal retirement date. The Bishop of London is exploring with him another role, which would see him facilitating some of the transition and implementation work for the Diocese of London’s 2030 Vision. This will enable the potential appointment of a new Bishop of Willesden and...

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What does ‘conversion therapy’ mean?

Mar 13, 2021 by

A significant number of groups and activists wrote to the Times of Saturday March 13 to note that while a series of MPs said on March 8 that they oppose conversion therapy, no one mentioned the most glaring example: gender non-conforming young people, especially girls, being converted from lesbian, gay or bisexual to “trans”…. This is conversion therapy in 2021…… Support is needed for gender non-conforming children, who are now getting the impression that the answer to their...

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