Andrea Williams responds to Archbishops’ apology for marriage statement

Jan 31, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Andrea Williams, lay General Synod member in the Church of England and chief executive of Christian Concern comments on yesterday’s statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu: It amazes me that I continue to be surprised by the Church of England. This week it is astonishing that the Archbishops have issued an apology for the pastoral statement issued by the House of Bishops last week. The pastoral statement merely reiterated church teaching that...

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Pastoral Guidance on Civil Partnerships

Jan 31, 2020 by

from Bishop Martin Seeley, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich: I have just returned from a two-day meeting of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England to review the developments in the “Living in Love and Faith” project. This project will produce resources that will help the Church to learn how questions about human identity, relationships, marriage and sexuality fit within the bigger picture of what it means to embody a Christian vision of living holy lives in love and faith in our...

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They’re Coming for Our Kids

Jan 31, 2020 by

by James MacDonald, The Highland Times: A week or so before Christmas I dug out The Muppet Christmas Carol for my six-year-old, I wanted to show him how I remembered Christmas and most of the current fare on offer was just a bit too ‘woke,’ to use the common parlance. This is a route I see many parents going these days, quite a few people I know have done away with the television altogether and severely restrict all other viewing. I’m sure there’s a market for the BBC to release old...

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“MORE THAN WORDS ARE NOW NEEDED” – RESPONSE TO THE  ARCHBISHOPS’ APOLOGY

Jan 31, 2020 by

PRESS RELEASE: Whilst we are grateful for the Archbishops’ apology and the recognition that their statement has jeopardized our trust, the fact is more than words are now needed. Over 3500 people have now signed our open letter, which includes nearly 90 members of General Synod and a range of other senior church leaders. This shows the strength of concern that exists across the Church of England that its mission is being significantly damaged and that their promise of a “radical...

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Will no one resist the new totalitarianism?

Jan 31, 2020 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: I’ve been thinking a lot about totalitarianism recently. It’s unsettling, for as I do so, I notice its seedlings in every day life. And these are the same seedlings which, in the past, grew into horrible, magnified obscenities in totalitarian societies. In particular, I’ve been considering two haunting observations made by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at the outset of The Gulag Archipelago. The first is the question of why people did not resist more when they were taken...

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UK has fastest falling divorce rate in Europe

Jan 31, 2020 by

by Harry Benson, Marriage Foundation: For some years, we’ve been tracking the strengthening of Britain’s marriages. But until now, we’ve not been able to make any meaningful comparison with what’s happening in Europe. However new data allows us to calculate European divorce rates in exactly the same way as we do for the UK, by year of marriage. As social pressure to marry disappears, Britain’s marriages have become stronger. Our findings show that we lead the pack...

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