Marriage, Sex and Culture Group Summer Youth Conference

Jun 29, 2020 by

Online event: Tuesday 14 July 2020 14:00 – 17:00. The MSC [Marriage, Sex and Culture] Group is a research, advocacy and think tank movement, hosted by Anglican Mainstream. Our 14th July conference, the MSC Summer Youth Conference 2020 is our third in the series, ‘Our kids are being taught what?!’ It is designed for youth pastors, but also any who work with or who are concerned about the welfare of 11s -18s in the UK today. It engages plausible but false claims about the Bible and sex, LGBT...

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Anglican Decline, Pandemic and Pandemonium in “Challenging Times”

Jun 28, 2020 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Anglicans have had a rough year, according to Archbishop Foley Beach in in a somber but hopeful address before the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Provincial Council, meeting June 23-24 in an online web conference. Beach cited tired clergy facing “decision fatigue” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and racial injustice, and the departure of two dioceses last year leading to the denomination’s first significant drop in numbers. There was also...

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Religious London

Jun 27, 2020 by

from Theos: London is more religious than the rest of the country. This research project (2020) seeks to map and analyse this phenomenon. London is often perceived to be different from the rest of the UK – more liberal and more secular. However, Londoners are not just more likely to belong to a particular religion, but to actively participate by, for instance, attending services on a regular basis. London’s religious micro–climate is paradoxical: a secular, liberal and cosmopolitan city in...

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New Sexuality resources (Living in Love and Faith) delayed till November

Jun 25, 2020 by

Church of England Newspaper:  The House of Bishops said today (Thursday 25th) that it will proceed with the publication of the Living in Love and Faith teaching and learning resources in early November this year. The decision was made following a Zoom meeting of bishops yesterday (Wednesday). The publication of the resources, originally scheduled for July 2020, had been deferred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioned by the House of Bishops and led by the Bishop of Coventry,...

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Rowling stands firm in battle against trans bullying

Jun 24, 2020 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: WE’VE had another chapter in the saga of The Trans Lobby versus J K Rowling … and another victory for common sense. The Harry Potter author is standing firm in her views on biological reality. And now her literary agents at the Blair Partnership have sensibly refused to bow to bullying over the issue – leading four of their other writers to quit. Two of the objecting writers are Jónsdóttir, also known as Owl Fisher, and Fox Fisher – partners and...

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Could an underground church now emerge in Britain?

Jun 23, 2020 by

by Daniel French, Spectator: Coronavirus and the fallout from it could have been a chance for the Church of England to talk about the grand vision of Christian hope and mortality. The Bible warns us of plagues and pestilence. It tells us that we live in a broken world. It makes it clear this pandemic is far from unprecedented. Yet it also has a message of good news. Instead, too many of the Church’s senior figures have ditched this vision, choosing rather to scare us or play politics when it...

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