#The Church Of England

Bishop launches appeal for girls living in one of world's poorest slums

The Bishop of Derby has launched an appeal to provide housing and basic education for girls living in one of the world's biggest and poorest slums in India, where desperate poverty and homelessness severely damage their life chances. Bishop Libby Lane, who hit the headlines by becoming the first female...
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Mayflower Compact

November 21st marks the anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. To understand the significance of this date, you need to know the history of the Pilgrims who wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact. The Pilgrims were mainly English Dissenters who attended churches that did not belong to the...
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Mohler takes deep dive into life of Spurgeon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) — Charles Spurgeon, the most published preacher in the history of Christianity, left behind a legacy of leadership that was explored Thursday by Dr. Al Mohler at the annual Leadership Briefing on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler, speaking to a capacity crowd at...

Parliament is watching closely

THE morning before my first day in Parliament, I went to church in Sherborne Abbey — my spiritual home. I was moved when prayers were read for our new Government and for Parliament, as it is not often that you receive prayer in that way. It was a special moment, and one that strengthened a bond with me and my Church and my faith.

Jeder Tritt Ein Britt! True British Constitution

The entire political system of Britain consists of both its formal and legal side (with not entirely a façade usurper Monarchy and a characteristic form of Parliamentarianism), especially a very specific and conscious class interest and ideological factors serving it (formerly in the form of Liberalism together with liberal imitation of Conservatism, more often today as different incarnations of Progressive Liberalism, including Climatism) and, of course, geopolitical and geoeconomics factors as well.

R.I.P.: Bishop John Shelby Spong, 90, a familiar face in Morristown, and around the world

The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, one of the world’s foremost Christian scholars and authors, passed away over the weekend. He was 90. The former Bishop of Newark had a long relationship with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, where a memorial service is being planned. had the pleasure...

Only chaos can redeem the Church

A few days before Ori Brafman flew over to Virginia at the invitation of the US Army, he was sitting on a lawn in northern California, soaking up the vibe, wearing not much more than a fluffy pink fur throw. A vegan, and a peace studies major at that bastion of progressive values, Berkeley University, Brafman wondered what he would have in common with the man he was about to meet – a man who, a few years later, was to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Obama, and one of the central guiding figures of the war on terror, General Martin Dempsey. What on earth could the General want with someone like Brafman?

Explainer: What happens when an Anglican bishop becomes Catholic?

Jonathan Goodall, formerly the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, stands (at right) with Pope Benedict XVI and then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in 2010. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) On Sept. 3, an English Christian named Jonathan Goodall unexpectedly announced that he was resigning his office so that he could become...

What Was the Mayflower Compact?

On board an English ship anchored at the northern tip of Cape Cod on 20 November 1620, a social contract was signed that laid the foundations for future frameworks of government in America. The ship was the Mayflower, taking a group of English settlers travelling to the New World. In...

COVID Pass announced for Wales

On 17 September, the First Minister announced the introduction of a COVID Pass to help control the spread of coronavirus – cases are currently very high in Wales “but the alert level will remain at zero for the next 3 week”. The Press Release COVID Pass for events and nightclubs announced states: “People will have to show a NHS COVID Pass to enter nightclubs and attend events in Wales from next month”. Extracts are reproduced below.

Royal Photographer Says Camilla Parker Bowles Is ‘Awesome to Photograph’

From getting her photo taken at Trooping the Colour to posing for official portraits, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is no stranger to being in front of the camera. It’s part of being a member of the British royal family and, according to a royal photographer, Camilla’s not only “awesome to photograph” but she also has a unique “understanding” of what it means to be a photographer.

“Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – III

The first part of this series of posts, “Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – I, (24 May 2021), reviewed twelve judicial considerations of replacement heating schemes, most of which had been handed down post-February 2020, the date on which General Synod unexpectedly agreed to the “net zero by 2030” target for the Church of England’s greenhouse gas emissions. The judgment Re St. Thomas & St. Luke Dudley [2021] ECC Wor 2, delivered on 5 May and circulated on 29 May 2021, was reviewed in the second part, “Net zero”, church heating, and the consistory courts – II. Here the Chancellor raised the fundamental issue how the consistory courts should approach cases involving the Church of England’s “net zero” target. In this post, these two contrasting approaches are considered further, and areas of commonality explored. For completeness, a further two recent judgments are included in the Postscript.

What will happen to evangelicals in the Church in Wales?

The governing body of that denomination – which is Anglican, but separate from the Church of England – voted at its most recent meeting to allow clergy to ‘bless’ same-sex civil partnerships and marriages. This is good news for liberals and progressives who dominate the Church in Wales, but not good news for evangelicals and others who continue to represent the majority Christian position found among most Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and others.

Will new DNA blood test revolutionise cancer diagnosis? It can spot 50 different types of the disease before any symptoms show – as this complete guide to a unique NHS trial explains

A ‘revolutionary’ blood test, capable of detecting more than 50 types of cancer even before obvious signs, is being tested in the NHS. The trial, which began yesterday, will be the world’s largest study of this unprecedented technology. The test, called Galerie, measures levels of ctDNA, fragments of genetic code...