Church of England may be forced to sell some of its ancient cathedrals to cover their overwhelming debts

Jul 6, 2018 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The Church of England may be forced to sell one or more of its ancient cathedrals because of their overwhelming debts, its leaders warned yesterday. They fear bankruptcy courts will order the firesale of a cathedral if its dean and chapter reach the point where they...

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After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response

Jun 10, 2018 by

from Theos: A study into the responses of faith groups to the Grenfell Tower tragedy on 14th June 2017. (2018) The fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017 shocked and horrified the country, the agony and trauma of its victims compounded by the apparent indifference and disorganization that ensued....

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Rise of secularism fuelling violence and verbal abuse against Christian clergy

Jun 10, 2018 by

by Abigail Frymann Rouch and Olivia Rudgard, Telegraph: Growing secularisation is leading to an increase in violence and verbal abuse against Christian clergy, experts fear. Priests told of experiences including discovering a witchcraft symbol sprayed on a church door and being followed home as...

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Abuse of clergy to be researched with state funding

Jun 1, 2018 by

by Abigail Frymann Rouch, Church Times: The survey is being carried out by academics from Royal Holloway University of London, with £5000 funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via the police’s anti-hate crime website, True Vision. A ministry spokesman said: “We...

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CofE: ‘Come and confess your sins, but we might have to report you to the police’

May 30, 2018 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: It their guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Young Adults from Harm, the Diocese of Canterbury has apparently abolished the Seal of the Confessional. No longer may the penitent sinner confess his or her vices and crimes to a priest in the sure and certain knowledge of...

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New Barna Global Study Examines the UK Church

May 29, 2018 by

from Barna; There is much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. Christians are feeding the hungry, housing the homeless and providing much-needed companionship and friendship to the lonely. They are making a difference, locally and globally. Many see these efforts in social justice...

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