Category - church of england

  • 9 Oct 2012

    As we approach the first anniversary of the St Paul's protests it saddens Giles Fraser, former canon there, that the Church of England's reaction to Occupy was so reminiscent of its reaction to Chartism. In both cases, popular protest was dismissed as incoherent and unsuccessful, as the Archbishop of canterbury recently suggested about Occupy.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    If a future Archbishop of Canterbury were outspoken in defence of church privilege or the right to discriminate or exploit, this could do more harm than good, writes Savi Hensman. It is also important not to expect one man, whatever his gifts and office, to substitute for the wider church community.

  • 4 Oct 2012

    A new and groundbreaking regional partnership in Yorkshire between the Church of England and Methodist Church will be inaugurated on 6 October.

  • 20 Sep 2012

    Yesterday evening, I was very pleased to take part in a debate on “Can capitalism be made good?” in Marlborough. I argued “no”, alongside Stewart Wallis from the New Economics Foundation. On the other side were Will Morris, chair of the CBI’s tax committee and Anglican priest, and Hugh Pym of the BBC. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, presided.

  • 20 Sep 2012

    The Bishop of Oxford has written to Michael Gove for reassurances that changes to GCSEs will not further disadvantage students from poorer backgrounds.

  • 19 Sep 2012

    The ethics of capitalism is this year's topic for the annual Bishop of Salisbury's Debate, which will take place this evening (Wednesday 19 September) in Marlborough. I've been asked to be one of the speakers.

  • 14 Sep 2012

    The Church of England's House of Bishops has settled the text of the legislation to enable women to become bishops.

  • 3 Sep 2012

    The Anglican Bishop of Chichester says he is "profoundly ashamed" that the Church in his area has failed to protect children from abuse.

  • 13 Jul 2012

    The Church of England has still not positively resolved the issue of women bishops, notes Savi Hensman. Both deeper listening and clearer leadership are needed in affirming a vision of an inclusive, mission-oriented church open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

  • 12 Jul 2012

    There has been a widespread welcome for a vote in the Church of England General Synod supporting a nonviolent human rights programme in Palestine and Israel.