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Church Army Africa aims to bring healing, hope to communities

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Anglican Communion

anglicannews.org - Church Army Africa, a community of evangelists in Africa, has embarked on an ambitious programme to “positively transform society" by setting up 1,500 Anglican churches by 2015. The organisation’s ...

Earth Day message from Anglican, Lutheran leaders

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anglican.ca - A statement on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada....

Top News Releases | The Church of England

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churchofengland.org - The Archbishop of York's charity Acts 435 has thanked the local newspaper The Press for the special Easter appeal http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3077/acts-435-appeal-succe ss#sthash.j...

Press Releases - Christians on the Left

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christiansontheleft.org.uk - For further information please contact Stephen Beer on 07881 953852 The UK has a rich Christian heritage that continues to inform much of our national life and a majority of people describe themsel...

Today in History, 1016: The death of last king of England to be buried at St Paul's - St Paul's Cath

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stpauls.co.uk - Today in History, 1016: The death of last king of England to be buried at St Paul's Noted mainly for its state ceremonies, including funerals and memorials to the nation's greats, St Paul's also ha...

James II - Westminster Abbey

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westminster-abbey.org - The coronation of James II and his queen Mary of Modena took place on 23 April 1685. Francis Sandford wrote a history of this coronation which included the names of all those who walked in the proc...

‘We failed ’60s immigrants’

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The Church Mouse

churchtimes.co.uk - THE failure of the Church of England to welcome immigrants from the Caribbean in the 1960s, noted by the Archbishop of Canterbury this week, had consequences still felt today, the national adviser ...

Discovering Jesus

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Evangelical Alliance

discovering-jesus.com - Discovering Jesus through Asian Eyes is a new 8 week course, that is the first publication of its kind to answer 16 key questions that the main religions of the South Asian and East Asian Diaspora ...

St Paul's bells to ring out for St George's Day - St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK

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stpauls.co.uk - St Paul's bells to ring out for St George's Day The bells of St Paul's will ring out to mark the feast day of the patron saint of England, joining hundreds of other churches across the country. At ...

Fostering division | Nick Baines's Blog

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nickbaines.wordpress.com - A letter was published in the Daily Telegraph this morning, signed by fifty eminent people, in which they criticise the Prime Minister’s article of faith published in the Church Times last week. Th...

New Humanist Blog (Rationalist Association): Humanists protest as government hands funding for protecting trafficked women to Salvation Army

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blog.newhumanist.org.uk - Humanists protest as government hands funding for protecting trafficked women to Salvation Army The British Humanist Association has expressed concern following the news that £6 million of governme...

Cranmer: Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare: "Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and St George!"

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archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.co.uk - From the quill of William Shakespeare comes the only line in Renaissance literature which links England with St George. It could not be more appropriate that the Bard’s birthday falls on this day, ...

National Secular Society - Joan Smith

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secularism.org.uk - "Religion is only one strand in the way human beings construct their identity, and frequently a very divisive one. It actively encourages exclusivity, encouraging people to think in terms of their ...

Canon White wins Wilberforce prize | JPost

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jpost.com - Canon White wins Wilberforce prize This year’s annual William Wilberforce Award is to be presented to Canon Andrew White “ in recognition of his outstanding service to Christianity internationally ...

As Christians, we are challenged to condemn mining abuses

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Anglican Communion

thechronicleherald.ca - During Holy Week, Christians follow Jesus from Passion Sunday to Easter morning by way of the dark road of suffering and death on Good Friday. Praying our sacred story raises questions of life, dea...

Humanists hit back in faith debate as Dominic Grieve calls them 'deluded' | World news

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theguardian.com - The British Humanist Association has hit back at the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, who described humanists and atheists as deluded after they criticised David Cameron for asserting that Britain...

Theos Think Tank - Clear thinking on religion and society

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theosthinktank.co.uk - Nick Spencer cuts through the complexities of religion and law to give a clear and judicious overview of what is at stake. Become a friend of Theos Individuals can receive regular Theos publication...

It’s arrogant secularists rather than David Cameron who are fostering division « God and Politics in the UK

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godandpoliticsuk.org - A couple of weeks ago when this was the first British site to report David Cameron’s 10 Downing St. Easter Reception speech, I started with these words: ‘David Cameron rarely wins plaudits when he ...

Giving to Caesar, Giving to God: Rowan Williams’ address at the service for the new Parliament, June 2010

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lordsspiritual.wordpress.com - “There is the big picture for every politician who seeks to be more than a mere manager of the state’s business, a part of the mechanism of collecting Caesar’s taxes. Good government from a Christi...

BBC Radio London: Sarah Mbuyi discusses her case

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christianconcern.com - BBC Radio London: Sarah Mbuyi discusses her case Published: April 23rd, 2014 | Sexual Orientation, Same-Sex 'Marriage', Employment | Audio Employment, Same-Sex 'Marriage', Sexual Orientation BBC Ra...

Supreme Court Calls Lying by Politicians an Expression of Their Religion : The New Yorker

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newyorker.com - WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States declared on Tuesday that lying by politicians is protected by the First Amendment because it is an ex...

Southern Baptist conference grapples with questions of sexuality for first time | World news

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Guardian belief

theguardian.com - Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the second largest religious group in the US, have gathered in Nashville for a first-of-its-kind conference to discuss their church’s attitude towards se...

Attorney General: Rise of fundamentalism is 'damaging' Christianity - Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk - His made the comments after David Cameron faced criticism for openly talking about his beliefs and declaring Britain to be a “Christian country”. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, more than 50 ce...

Cameron's conversion: is Britain a Christian nation? - @theosthinktank - Theos Think Tank

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theosthinktank.co.uk - In his book Defending Constantine (reviewed here) Pete Leithart reminds us of the lateness of the first ‘Christian’ emperor’s baptism. According to Eusebius’ account, on which Leithart relies, in t...

Pro-life campaigner exposes the truth about abortion

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christianconcern.com - The founder of Live Action, which campaigns to teach the public about the humanity of the unborn child, has addressed audiences in Dublin. Lila Rose, who founded Live Action when she was 15-years-o...

David Cameron's 'vague faith' is nothing to fear | Politics

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theguardian.com - Some of my fellow atheists seem to have been both shocked and disturbed to discover that our prime minister believes we live in a Christian country. I wonder if they have missed a few subtle clues,...

ITV News: Andrew Marsh responds to David Cameron's "Christian nation" comments

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christianconcern.com - ITV News: Andrew Marsh responds to David Cameron's "Christian nation" comments Published: April 21st, 2014 ITV News: Andrew Marsh responds to David Cameron's "Christian nation" comments ITV London:...

BBC News - UK non-Christian claims 'absurd', senior Tories say

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bbc.co.uk - The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", two senior Conservative MPs have said. Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Work and Pensions Se...

Church risks being seen as 'homophobic' if it doesn't evolve, says Archbishop - Wales Online

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The Church in Wales

walesonline.co.uk - The church needs to “evolve and change as it responds to the world around it” or risk being seen as “homophobic”, the Archbishop of Wales has warned. Dr Barry Morgan also said the Bible should not ...

John XXIII and John Paul II | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers

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Paul Bayes

firstthings.com - Pope Francis’s bold decisions to canonize Blessed John XXIII without the normal post-beatification miracle, and to link Good Pope John’s canonization ceremony to that of Blessed John Paul II, just ...

Justin Welby: the hard-nosed realist holding together the Church of England | UK news

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Michael Sadgrove

theguardian.com - Justin Welby now looks like the best archbishop of Canterbury the Church of England could possibly have, but when he was appointed he was almost unknown, and had only been a diocesan bishop for nin...

Pro-Life Democrats, Squeezed by a Partisan Issue

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realclearpolitics.com - During the arduous debate that led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the dwindling band of pro-life Democrats in Congress saw an opportunity to extend their influence. But it didn’t turn o...

ITV London: Report on Christian nursery nurse sacked for saying marriage is between a man and a woman

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christianconcern.com - ITV London: Report on Christian nursery nurse sacked for saying marriage is between a man and a woman Published: April 21st, 2014 | Employment, Same-Sex 'Marriage' | Video ITV London: Report on Chr...

Monastero di Bose - April 23

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monasterodibose.it - On April 23, all Christian calendars commemorate George of Lydda, the most widely venerated Christian martyr. He was probably born in Cappadocia and was the son of Gerontius, a pagan of Persian anc...

Seventy three new Christians confirmed by Bishop Stephen at Easter Vigil

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Chelmsford Diocese

chelmsford.anglican.org - At a fantastic Easter Eve celebration at Chelmsford Cathedral, the Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell baptised 9 adults and confirmed 73 candidates from across East London and Essex. In a celebr...

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

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psmag.com - In moments of personal crisis and distress, like a cancer diagnosis, research has shown that people turn to God. And though people don’t interact in the same way with God as they do with other huma...

Quoting Bible texts does not settle moral disputes – Archbishop - The Church in Wales

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churchinwales.org.uk - When it comes to turning to the Bible to solve moral dilemmas, we often see what we want to see, the Archbishop of Wales said today (April 23). In his Presidential Address to members of the Governi...

VIDEO: Pilgrims cross to Holy Island - Berwick Advertiser

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Newcastle Diocese

berwick-advertiser.co.uk - Dozens of Christian Pilgrims got their feet wet over Easter as they walked across the sands to Holy Island. Holy Island has been a focal point for Christians for almost 1400 years. Pilgrims from se...

Composition of the Lords Spiritual

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Law & Religion UK

lawandreligionuk.com - During the Westminster Hall debate Women’s Contribution to the Ordained Ministry (Church of England), 20 Mar 2014 : Vol 577 Col 377WH, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, the right hon. Member ...

23-24 April 2014 - The Church in Wales

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churchinwales.org.uk - Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (St Paul’s Church, Llanrhos) at 09:15 Coffee (Venue Cymru) at 10:30 Evening Prayer (St Paul’s church, Llanrhos) at 18:00 Celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Holy Tr...

Plan to double number of UK Minority Ethnic clergy in senior positions

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Diocese of Bristol

churchofengland.org - The Church of England has launched an initiative to address the imbalance in UK Minority Ethnic (ME) clergy in senior positions, with a plan to double numbers within 10 years. The initiative, calle...

A fond farewell to Bishop Robert

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Diocese of Chester

chester.anglican.org - Christians from across our diocese and beyond said farewell to Bishop Robert Atwell at a service held at St George’s church, Stockport. The departing Bishop of Stockport – who is to become the Bish...

Is Britain a Christian country?

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God and Politics UK

brokencameras.com - The demographics of Britain are changing, there are less people identifying as Christians than before, lower attendance and more people of other faiths and none. The 2011 census shows a majority st...

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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Diocese of Chester

chester.anglican.org - A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be led by the Revd Canon Chris Samuels in the autumn. It will include visits to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee and Nazareth, and will provide an opportunity for pi...

Recruiting priests: Revving up

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Diocese of Salisbury

economist.com - AT A recent school careers fair, one stall stood apart. Its attendant touted a job that involves 60-hour weeks, including weekends, and pays £24,000 ($40,000) a year. Despite her unpromising pitch,...

Poll: For the first time ever, plurality of Texans support same-sex marriage - The Week

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Jim Naughton

theweek.com - Is the ultra-red state of Texas turning blue? If a new survey about the support of same-sex marriage is to be believed, it's possible it's at least turning a bit purple. A survey conducted by Texas...

Diocese of Worcester - News

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Diocese of Worcester

cofe-worcester.org.uk - It's with immense sadness that we need to report that Denise, Bishop John's wife died during the afternoon of Sunday 20 April after her condition deteriorated rapidly in the night. Bishop John was ...

Presidential Address – Governing Body April 2014 - The Church in Wales

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Simon Sarmiento

churchinwales.org.uk - At this Governing Body we will discuss a number of important issues for our Church and nation. These are about gender, same-sex relationships, assisted dying and ecumenism. I cannot recall a Govern...

Gloucester Diocese

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gloucester.anglican.org - Home Parish Life Find A Church Life Events Baptism & Confirmation Weddings Funerals Safeguarding Safeguarding resources DBS Workshops and Training Newletters Guidelines Information for Parish Offic...

A Plea To Free Archbishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Archbishop Boulos Yazigi Who Were Kidnapped One Year Ago Today 

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Arun Arora

huffingtonpost.com - It is now precisely a year, 365 days, since the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo, the Syriac-Orthodox Archbishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and the Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Boulos ...

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