Category - church of england

  • July 10, 2011

    The Church is “the visible sign of a faithful God”, declared the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was speaking at the Church of England’s General Synod on 9 July 2011, in York. He expressed the view that those present were “entrusted with the strength not to abandon and the joy of knowing ourselves not abandoned.”

  • July 8, 2011

    Two senior retired English bishops have been unveiled as official backers of a campaign group working for an inclusive Anglican Communion.

  • July 4, 2011

    The Church of England is to review its policies on sexuality. As in many other churches, there has been heated debate and deep hurt around this issue in the past. Savi Hensman asks how this controversial subject can be tackled in a way that promotes greater understanding of one another and of God’s purposes.

  • June 28, 2011

    The C of E's newly released guidance on pupil admission policies for its schools fails to substantiate earlier commitments to reduce discrimination.

  • June 24, 2011

    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has expressed concern about legal advice being offered to the Church of England regarding gay bishops.

  • June 16, 2011

    LGCM and other groups are calling for openness, transparency and integrity in the appointment of bishops within the Church of England.

  • June 10, 2011
  • May 26, 2011

    If Church of England leaders continue to discriminate against even those lesbians and gays who have made considerable sacrifices out of respect for church discipline, there will be considerable damage to its credibility as a force for love and justice in the world, says Savi Hensman.

  • May 25, 2011

    The former Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, has welcomed plans by a Christian writer to undertake a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobia.

  • April 29, 2011

    The pomp, circumstance and military trappings of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was light years away from the teachings of the vulnerable man Jesus who was executed by the Romans, says Sande Ramage. Despite that 'The Royals at the Abbey', with the full co-operation of the church, keep trying to blend two irreconcilable concepts.