Anger, boredom, fear – and their antidote

Mar 25, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: “It’s absolutely disgraceful. The government should have ordered a much more draconian lockdown two weeks ago. And why is there no toilet paper in the shops? Someone is to blame for this.” “I’ve been self-isolating for two days and I’m already bored. There’s only so much you can take of scrolling through darkly comic memes about self isolation and toilet paper, and watching reruns of Netflix box sets and old FA Cup semi final classics.” “Well it’s alright...

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The Christian background to China’s best hospitals

Mar 25, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet: Wuhan’s heroic healthcare staff were working in hospitals founded by Western missionaries. Now that it has brought its own coronavirus epidemic under control, China’s Communist government has shifted to what it does best: changing the narrative, pumping out propaganda, and fooling the masses. State media now boasts that medical teams from the best hospitals across the country came to Wuhan and orchestrated a massive turnaround in fortunes. With almost gleeful...

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Lambeth Conference and Gafcon Kigali Conference postponed to Summer 2021

Mar 23, 2020 by

The Lambeth Conference website has been revamped to reflect the postponement of the Conference until 2021. On March 23rd The Archbishop of Canterbury posted a message announcing the postponement: In recent weeks, the organising teams for the Lambeth Conference have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lambeth Conference Company has been monitoring the situation and...

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Archbishops plea for help in face of locust swarms

Mar 18, 2020 by

From Church of England Newspaper: ANGLICAN Archbishops and Bishops across Africa and Pakistan are uniting with Barnabas Fund and calling for donations after ravenous locust swarms, originating in Oman, swept across East Africa, with a devastating impact, as well as spreading east to Iran and now Pakistan. Thousands of Kenyan Christians facing food shortages in the badly hit Pokot region have just sent an urgent call. Uganda is also badly hit. Lord Carey, Archbishops Stanley Ntagali (former...

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Mission and the Anglican Tradition: A Survey

Mar 15, 2020 by

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester and current President of OXTRAD, will be delivering a series of lectures at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies on Mission and the Anglican Tradition. The lectures will begin at 11am and will take place at St Philip and St James Church, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HR. Bishop Michael says: The lectures arise out of a planned series of works on Reformation Anglicanism. The other contributors are Ashley Null, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, and John...

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UK to have ‘fastest divorce in the world’: Top family lawyer

Mar 14, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: A leading supporter of no-fault divorce has criticised the government’s divorce reforms as “very fast and very unfair”. David Hodson, a leading family lawyer and co-founder of the International Family Law Group (IFLG) has warned that the new law “puts all the cards into the hands” of the person seeking the divorce, leading to “probably the fastest divorce anywhere in the world” as far as the other spouse is concerned. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation...

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