Category - church of england

  • August 24, 2010

    The Church of England has praised the religious programming offered by some of the BBC’s radio stations, while calling for a Religion Editor.

  • July 27, 2010

    Only one in 10 British adults oppose the introduction of women bishops in the Church of England, according to a poll by YouGov. Also, supporters of gay bishops outnumber their opponents.

  • July 17, 2010

    Some commentators are saying that the Church of England will be unable to stop a war over the issue of ordaining women as bishops.

  • July 12, 2010

    In a world that often values “strong” leadership and soundbite-style communication, church leaders may be tempted to promote conformity, says Savi Hensman. But this may do more harm than good.

  • July 12, 2010

    A group of clergy have objected to an invitation to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church to preach at Southwark Cathedral because of her stance on sexuality.

  • July 11, 2010

    Anglican women have expressed delight that the General Synod has defeated a plan which they say would have made women second class bishops in the Church of England.

  • July 10, 2010

    The Church of England's summer Synod in the pastoral setting of York has got off to a less than idyllic start with procedural wrangling over votes about women bishops and a mighty media row concerning the episcopal appointment in Southwark.

  • July 10, 2010

    The Church of England's General Synod began meeting in York yesterday. An 11-clause measure deals with legal requirements for enabling women bishops.

  • June 27, 2010

    Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.

  • June 25, 2010

    The Church of England is reported to be about to propose a change in its rules that will allow priests who are divorced to become bishops. Journalists looking for negative reactions to this news have not found them hard to find.