Tag: Church Of England
Modernising church leaders make 2013 their own
A humble, inspiring Pope determined to reform the Vatican, and an ‘utterly optimistic’ Archbishop of Canterbury intervening in political debates: can religions contribute to modern society?
Victory for ‘Alphas’ as Archbishop enthroned
Justin Welby was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in an ancient ceremony yesterday afternoon. But his ideas have been shaped by a very modern religious movement.
Archbishop condemns government welfare cuts
Government economic policies are being buffeted by a storm of dissent. Now the Church of England has launched an attack on the ‘unacceptable’ impact of benefit cuts. Is austerity immoral?
Anglicans condemned for rejecting women bishops
Howls of protest greeted the result of a narrow vote when the Church of England Synod refused to allow women to become bishops. Why were Church leaders defied by their congregations?
Former businessman tipped for Archbishop
Justin Welby, an Eton-educated former oil trader, looks set to replace intellectual Rowan Williams as the next Archbishop of Canterbury. Does he have what it takes?
Archbishop delivers harsh farewell attack on PM
The Head of the Church of England has called a government initiative ‘waffle’, in an extract from a book to be published on his retirement this year. Should a churchman be talking politics?
Church of England fights gay marriage proposal
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to give gay couples the right to marry but the Anglican Church disagrees. Bishops say the whole institution of marriage is under threat.
Leader of Anglican Church announces resignation
As the Church of England shudders amid a controversy over homosexuality, its head has announced his resignation. Rowan Williams is a wise intellectual – but did he cut it as a leader?
Midnight raid ends occupation of St Paul’s
Protesters camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London have been dispersed, and their tents cleared from the square. Many are outraged by the Church’s role in the eviction.
Pagans, priests and presents battle for Christmas
The great debate over the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is back for its annual outing. So what is the festival really all about–religious celebration or presents, family and feasting?
No gay unions here, says Church of England
In the UK, same-sex civil partnerships can now be held in places of worship for the first time – but the Church of England isn’t playing ball. What does the future hold for gay marriage?
Anglican church in crisis over protest camp
Yesterday, after an embarrassing series of U-turns, top Church of England clerics said they would let protests at St Paul's continue. Is Christianity about politics or people power?