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May 24, 2010

With less than three weeks until England's opening match with the USA in South Africa, the Church of England has published three prayers for the World Cup: two for the teams, the hosts and the fans -- and one for those not interested. The prayers ask for blessings on all those involved, for...

April 27, 2010

Bishop of Durham N. T. Wright said April 27 that he will retire from his diocesan post on August 31. Wright, who will be 62 this autumn, will take up a new appointment as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary's College, the divinity school of the University of...

March 23, 2010

To celebrate 400 years since its foundation, Lambeth Palace Library is set to open its doors May 17-July 23 with an exhibition, "Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library - 400th Anniversary Exhibition 1610-2010."

"The exhibition will reveal centuries of history and hints at the depth and...

February 11, 2010

Indian Christian activists have welcomed a decision by the Church of England to sell its shares in Vedanta Resources, whose planned bauxite mine in north-east India has taken flak from local residents and conservationists.

"We are really happy that the Church of England has taken such a...

February 1, 2010

If Jesus were on earth today, he would ask why the Church of England still has 26 of its bishops in U.K.'s unelected upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, a British commentator on Christian affairs has said.

Jonathan Bartley was speaking during a debate held in the British...

January 14, 2010

A former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (George) Carey, is at the center of a religious and political debate after writing a newspaper article in which he urged limits on immigration to Britain and said migrants needed to recognize the country's Christian heritage.

"The sheer numbers of...

January 12, 2010

In an updated version of a traditional "Plough Monday" back-to-work ceremony Jan. 11, Canon David Parrott of St. Lawrence Jewry church in the City of London blessed laptops and mobile phones.

The traditional Plough Monday ceremony blessed a symbolic farming implement which had been...

November 4, 2009

The Church of England is assessing the ethical implications of a multi-million dollar investment in a company whose planned bauxite mine in Orissa, north east India, is opposed by conservationists.

The conservationists claim that the 2.5 million pound (US$4.2 million) investment is an...

October 7, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams met October 6 with Victoria Fowler, a member of the U.K. Youth Parliament, to discuss the Value the Vote campaign, which aims to incorporate political education into the secondary education curriculum.

The meeting followed the archbishop's recent...

September 27, 2009

Three bishops who met by chance during last year's Lambeth Conference spent a week in California recently, planning very intentional, international ministry together.

At first glance their dioceses -- Western Tanganyika, Tanzania; Gloucester, England; and El Camino Real, California --...

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