Living in Love and Faith continues despite pandemic, as thousands take part across the Church

Jul 12, 2021 by

from the Church of England website: LLF is a set of resources exploring questions of human identity, sexuality, relationships, and marriage, launched on 9 November 2020. All 42 dioceses have appointed ‘LLF Advocates’, who are enabling churches to engage with the LLF resources in ways appropriate to local contexts. More than 85 percent of all dioceses (36) will have held an ‘LLF taster’ event day for clergy and lay people by the end of the month, with more than 5000 people participating in...

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Teach our kids about communism

Jul 11, 2021 by

by Daniel Kalder, UnHerd: One of the more egregious failures on the part of educators on both sides of the Atlantic over the past 50 years has been their omitting to teach several generations of young people about the communist regimes of the 20thcentury. Now I understand that classroom time is limited, and that these days especially it is very important to decolonise Peppa Pig or whatever, but even so. That the systems that held entire populations captive, and which enslaved and killed...

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The death of Methodism as God’s word is rejected

Jul 9, 2021 by

By Tim Willis, The Conservative Woman: THE Methodist Conference has confirmed what the Church, i.e. the Colossians 1 body of Christ, has known for some time – that institutional Methodism had long amputated itself from the corpus.  It is not surprising, but disappointing, that in completing this inevitable process at its 2021 Conference, members lacked the courage to be honest. Instead of simply saying, ‘we don’t like what the Bible says’, they use nice-sounding, inoffensive-seeming...

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The plot against religious education

Jul 9, 2021 by

by Michael Nazir-Ali, Spectator: Faith is not the declining force that some secularists believe or indeed desire it to be. Even here in the UK, we have our growing and vibrant black-led churches; increasingly present mosques, temples and gurudwaras; and believers arriving from Eastern and Central Europe. This is why it’s important for religious education to continue to have a special place in the curriculum of our schools. Although RE is not a ‘core subject’, it remains a...

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Marriage, an errant anthropology, and a war on reality

Jul 8, 2021 by

By Dave Doveton, Anglican Mainstream: Recently a draft marriage policy was issued by a South African Government department for public comment which if accepted will be followed by a single Marriage Act. One of the options being seriously considered is a ‘gender-neutral’ marriage regime which would accommodate both polygyny and polyandry. In this option all marriages (as defined by the new law), whether monogamous or polygamous, could be concluded regardless of the sex or sexual orientation of...

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“We are better than this” – pro-life MPs tear into failed abortion amendment

Jul 7, 2021 by

from SPUC: Last night was one of celebration for pro-life supporters, as Diana Johnson’s extreme abortion amendment was not added to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. After fierce opposition in and outside of Parliament, neither her amendment, New Clause 55, which would have decriminalised abortion up to birth, nor that of her Labour colleague Rupa Huq, on introducing buffer zones, were selected by vote by the Speaker. Rattled by the strength of opposition Diana Johnson, who was...

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