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English Fashion Designer Launches Updated Clerical Line for Women
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

A London-trained fashion designer has launched a new range of clerical wear for women in the Church of England. A London-trained fashion designer has launched a new range of cleri ...

What I Learned by Marrying a Priest
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Changing the world requires the leadership of women. JOY CARROLL and I were married in 1997. A yea ...

Canterbury Cathedral to Host First-ever Girls’ Choir
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, will have its first girls’ choir perform since it was rebuilt nearly 1,000 years ago. Ca ...

Church of England's Alternative Baptism Liturgy Drops Reference to Devil
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England has been accused of “dumbing down” the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their “sins” or reject “the ...

Church of England to Consider Optional Clerical Robes
Originally Posted: 12/27/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

A well-known Anglican bishop in charge of the archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign to attract young people to the church says he’s ready to put on blue jeans and a T-shirt. A well- ...

‘None’ could be religion’s new normal in Britain, USA
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Just in time for Christmas, new statistics show “no religion is the new religion” in Great Britain, according to a study released Monday. Merry what? Just in time for Christmas, n ...

Francis Spufford's Christian Apology Aimed at 'Godless Europeans'
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

British novelist and essayist Francis Spufford’s spirited defense of the Christian religion is in some ways like eavesdropping on a missionary conversation with the pagans of antiquity. ...

Meet Sally Lloyd-Jones, the Most Successful Christian Author You’ve Never Heard of
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

How do you get kids to read one of the world’s oldest books? Ask Sally Lloyd-Jones, whose The Jesus Storybook Bible recently passed the critical mark of one million copies sold. H ...

Church of England paves the way for women bishops
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year. The Church of England’s governing body has ...

Church of England 'One Generation from Extinction’ Says Former Archbishop
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

A former archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now. A former archbishop of ...

Archbishop Blasts British Energy Companies for Price Hikes
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Less than three months after he promised to take on payday lenders and create alternative church credit unions, the archbishop of Canterbury condemned Britain’s energy companies for imposing huge price hikes t ...

First Anglican Woman Bishop in India Says Critics Have Been Silent
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

A Christian nun who became the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said that so far her appointment has silenced critics who believe only men can play leadership roles in the church. ...

Wales Admits Women Bishops, Church of England Lags Behind
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion — will be the last in Britain to admit women as bishops. ...

Following Scandal, Archbishop Justin Welby Offers to Open Credit Unions
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leadin ...

Queen Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill in England, Wales
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave “royal assent” to a same-sex marriage bill. England and W ...

British Government Asks Church to Take Over Thousands of State Schools
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Leading secularists are calling on nonreligious parents to fight a government effort that would allow the Church of England to run thousands of state schools. Leading secularists ...

Church of England Drops Opposition to Gay Marriage Bill
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Bishops in the Church of England, who had strenuously opposed a bid to allow same-sex marriage, signaled that they won’t try to derail the bill after an overwhelming vote of support in the House of Lords. ...

Justin Welby Confirmed as New Archbishop of Canterbury
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Justin Welby was confirmed Monday as the new archbishop of Canterbury at a centuries-old service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, six weeks before his formal enthronement inside Canterbury Cathedral on March 21. ...

Church of England OK’s (Celibate) Gay Bishops
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England on Jan. 4 confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops — but only if they agree to remain celibate. C ...

Parliament Bars Church of England from Hosting Gay Weddings
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. ...

Anglicans Vow to Vote Again on Allowing Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England plans to rush through legislation to consecrate women bishops after last week’s surprising defeat at the church's General Synod in London. CANTERBURY, ...

Church of England Sells News Corp. Shares After Scandals
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England has sold its $3 million worth of shares in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. due to concerns about the company's ethics. The Church of England has sold ...

Church of England 'Doesn't Practice What It Preaches' on LGBT
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

In a column Sunday in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, Giles Fraser, the former canon chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral, set a discussion about the Church of England and its stance toward gay marriage ...

Vicar Sentenced for Conducting Sham Marriages
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

A Church of England vicar has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for conducting hundreds of bogus weddings and illegally pocketing more than 30,000 pounds ($48,000) in fees. ...

‘Covenant’ to Bind Anglican Communion Appears Dead
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

A proposed "Covenant" aimed at ensuring unity across the worldwide Anglican Communion appears to have failed, leaving the world's third-largest Christian body facing an uncertain and likely frag ...

The New Anglicanism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 7:24am | Type: Blog

"What do think will happen" a longtime Episcopalian asked me in Charlotte, N.C., "now that Archbishop ... er ... " "Rowan Williams," I said. " ... yes, Rowan Williams, has ...

Breaking: Archbishop of Canterbury Resigns
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, announced this morning that he is resigning at the end of the year. After more than 20 years as bishop and then archbishop, Williams plans to return to academia at Cam ...

Police Evict Occupy London Protesters from St. Paul's Cathedral
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 6:55am | Type: Blog

LONDON — Police on Tuesday evicted scores of demonstrators from a makeshift tent city they had erected outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral more than four months ago as part of a global protest against c ...

Church of England Goes High-Tech to Combat Copper Thieves
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 8:10am | Type: Blog

LONDON — The Church of England is spearheading a campaign to install high-tech movement sensors on scores of churches in a bid to stop a rash of lead and copper thieves who have targeted the roofs of religious ...

When It Comes to Welfare Reform, Britain is Not So Great
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

My hope is that, thanks to courage and action from the church and others in the UK, the government will realize that there is more to governing that simply balancing the books. Ga ...

British Clergy to Support #OccupyLondon with Circle of Protection, Prayer
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On Sunday (10/30), the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Chartres, met with Occupy London protesters who have encamped for several weeks now on the ground of St. ...

The Conservative Radical: An Article by John Stott
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: Rev. John Stott, one of the world's most influential evangelical figures over the past half-century, died this Wednesday at age 90. Rev. [ Edi ...

Shane Claiborne on Rupert Murdoch, Zondervan, and Empire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 World Economic Forum | more info (via: Wylio)Most people know now that Rupert Murdoch presides over the News Corp media empire, and that he is fighting for his reputation after being ...

Faith, Music, and Arts at the Wild Goose Festival
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

My life changed when I went to a Christian festival in the UK in the 1990s. The same could happen to you if you come to the Christian music and social justice festival happening in the U.S. ...

Looking Beyond the U.S. for Emerging Church Trends
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.freshworship.org/node/660"></a>[<a href="../tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the Sojour ...

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I just returned to the United States from a clergy conference I was invited to address by Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool. I just returned to the United States from a clergy ...