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Church of England to Draft Pastoral Guidance on Same-Sex Couple Blessings

by Muvija M, Reuters 07-10-2023

Delegates attend the Church of England General Synod meeting in London, Britain, Feb. 9, 2023. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Church of England will work towards drafting new pastoral guidance and other material needed to allow same-sex couples to receive blessings from priests over the next few months, it said on Saturday.

Church of England Says It Will Disinvest From Fossil Fuels This Year

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland Jan. 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

The Church of England Pensions Board said it had decided to divest its holding in Shell over what it said were insufficient plans to align its strategy to the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Church of England to Explore Using Gender-Neutral Terms for God

by Muvija M, Reuters 02-08-2023

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gives and address during an Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey in Westminster, London, Britain, November 11, 2018. Paul Grover/Pool via REUTERS

The Church of England will look into the use of gender-neutral terms to refer to God in prayers, but the centuries-old institution said on Wednesday there were no plans to abolish current services.

Church of England Will Continue to Refuse Same-Sex Weddings

by Muvija M, Reuters 01-18-2023

Christian gay rights campaigners protest in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, southern Britain, Jan. 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman.