Category - church of england

  • April 13, 2011

    The Channel 4 television 'beliefs' slot, 4thought.tv - which unlike BBC Radio 4 'Thought for the Day' is open to both believers of all stripes and non-believers - has been asking if we should be proud of the Queen's close ties with the Church of England, or if these ties are anti-Catholic and exclude other beliefs in multicultural Britain.

  • March 16, 2011

    Groups working for an open Church of England have welcomed the first vote by an English diocese on the Anglican Covenant - which rejects the plan.

  • March 8, 2011

    An Anglican bishop in Uganda has urged the Anglican Communion not to "keep quiet" about abuse and violence faced by gay, lesbian and bisexual people.

  • March 3, 2011

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York were met by Christian students campaigning against tuition fee increases when they spoke at the University of Manchester.

  • February 16, 2011

    The Government must take urgent action in response to a report showing a rise in the number of problem gamblers, say a group of Churches.

  • February 10, 2011

    Baptism is much more than a comforting ritual, says Savi Hensman. It is to be marked with the sign of a condemned criminal, to refuse imprisoning and narrow identities, to face up to mortality, and to be immersed in a new world where justice and peace reign.

  • February 2, 2011

    Ten Church of England bishops have backed a change from the first-past-the-post voting system to the Alternative Vote system.

  • January 22, 2011

    Overall, established Church of England leaders – in contrast to those of some other churches – have been only mildly critical of a government introducing some of the harshest economic and social policies in recent decades, says Savi Hensman. Fidelity to the radical message of the Gospel, and to the vocation of the Christian community, requires more.

  • January 20, 2011

    The re-election of Christina Rees to the C of E Archbishops' Council is a sign that the church's mainstream wants to move forward on the ordination of women bishops.

  • December 25, 2010

    A very curious thing happened this afternoon. The Queen began her traditional Christmas Day television and radio broadcast with seven paragraphs on "the King James, or Authorised, Bible, which next year [2011] will be exactly four centuries old"... before concluding that it was all done "to build communities and create harmony, and one of the most powerful ways of doing this is through sport and games."