church of england

  • December 30, 2008

    The Church of England is publishing draft legislation that could allow the ordination of women bishops in around five years time, opening up episcopal ministry to all for the first time.

  • December 28, 2008

    Five leading Church of England bishops have criticised the government's social policy, suggesting that Labour policy has led to the neglect of the most vulnerable.

  • December 8, 2008

    In the 'United Kingdom' it is our political inheritance which is defining how we see God and the place of the church, rather than a vision of the kingdom of God which is shaping our politics, says Tom Hurcombe. The vision of Jesus and monarchical assumptions are fundamentally antagonistic.

  • November 20, 2008

    Calls for proper debate about the disestablishment of the Church of England were renewed this week with a call for the severing of the Church-crown link by economist, Blair loyalist and leading Labour peer Lord Desai.

  • November 18, 2008

    A member of the Church of England's general synod who supports a greater role for women in the church says that in 10 years half of all full-time clergy will be women, but moves to consecrate female bishops is not keeping pace.

  • November 6, 2008

    The Church of England faced further gloom over its investments this morning, as a major hedge fund it has invested in was rocked by a late September slump.

  • October 26, 2008

    The Church of England’s national network of local campaigners on world development issues is being linked together more effectively on the worldwide web in a bid to amplify their voices on crucial global topics.

  • September 26, 2008

    Now is the right time for the Church of England to completely re-examine its assets and investment policies, says the religion and society think tank Ekklesia

  • September 26, 2008

    When Ekklesia pointed out that the Church of England appears to be involved in the dodgy market dealing it rhetorically condemns, the main point of our argument was that the churches have a golden opportunity to invest in something much more exciting.

  • September 26, 2008

    The Church of England has been encouraged to "put its money where its message is", after revelations that its finance managers have been using the same aggressive tactics its archbishops yesterday condemned City traders for.