General Synod: social and political diversity among Bishops

Jul 11, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Quite a few interesting questions have been tabled for the imminent virtual General Synod of the Church of England, ranging from Bishops’ Twitter usage (Qs 69-70) to Safeguarding abusage (Qs 17-29), but the most interesting episcopal answers relate to two questions asked by lay member Tom Hatton concerning social and political diversity among the Bishops: This elicited the answer: And then this: Read here  

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Law Change mooted for Synod

May 7, 2020 by

By CEN THE CHURCH of England is looking at options including a possible change in the law to enable the General Synod to meet remotely, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to all members of Synod, the officers of Synod confirm that they have used their legal powers to cancel the planned residential meeting due to take place York in July in light of the current restrictions. However, they set out proposals for members of Synod to meet informally and remotely, potentially in a...

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Church must ‘step up’ to stop spread of transgender ideology, says ex-trans man

Feb 13, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Church of England must “step up” to “halt” the spread of transgender ideology in schools, says a man who had a sex change to become a woman before experiencing regret and detransitioning. Peter Benjamin, 61, was today sharing his experience of sex change regret at a fringe event at the Church of England General Synod organised by Christian Concern CEO, Andrea Minichiello Williams. Speaking ahead of the event, Benjamin said he was concerned...

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Row erupts at General Synod over LGBT rights in the church

Feb 12, 2020 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Conservative and LGBT activists accuse the Church of England of ‘kicking can down the road’. A row over homosexuality erupted at General Synod after both conservative and LGBT activists accused the Church of England of “kicking [the] can down the road”. Leading bishops and decision-makers within the Church are currently debating issues about human identity, relationships, marriage and sex as part of the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) project. The...

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Living in Love and Faith process is a ‘call to action’ for Church of England – bishop

Feb 11, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The bishop overseeing the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith (LLF) process told its parliamentary body on Tuesday that the project is a “call to action” for the Church. Resources from the LLF process are due to be published before the next meeting of the General Synod in July. They are intended to be used within dioceses, deaneries and parishes for discussions around love, relationships, marriage and sexuality. The Bishop of Coventry, the Rt...

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Archbishop of Canterbury appeals for unity at the start of Synod

Feb 11, 2020 by

from Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has told Anglicans at odds with each other over sexuality and marriage that their real enemy is the devil, not each other. In a plea for unity at the start of the February meeting of its parliamentary body, General Synod, Justin Welby said it was his desire to see Anglicans taking the Gospel to the world “together, not biting and snapping at one another”. With the Lambeth Conference coming up at the end of July and the Living in...

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