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December 29, 2008

The General Synod will have its first opportunity to consider draft legislation enabling women to become bishops in the Church of England in February, having given an in-principle agreement to the shape of the legislative package last July. The Legislative Drafting Group on Women in the...

December 3, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Commissioner Betty Matear of the Salvation Army and Bishop Nathan Hovhanissian of the Armenian Church have released a statement in response to the humanitarian catastrophe in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of...

November 17, 2008

The Church of England's House of Bishops and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales are holding a second bi-lateral meeting November 17, this time at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's London residence. In 2006, the bishops met together in Leeds for study and worship...

November 11, 2008

The council of the Modern Churchpeople's Union (MCU) met November 6 in London's Docklands to develop a strategy for the defense of liberal theology.

 

Firmly opposed to the proposed Anglican covenant, the group plans to extend its network beyond England, improving links with the...

October 28, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on October 28 sent his annual message to Hindu communities for the festival of Diwali. In his message, he expresses his hope for "reconciliation where there has been division and hurt," for "peace and the rejection of all resort to violence" and the...

October 24, 2008

A new website launched October 24 will help link up the Church of England's extensive national network of local campaigners on world development issues to help amplify the church's voice on crucial global topics.

The 'Partners in World Development' site provides parishes with up-to...

October 8, 2008

Web users looking for support during the current financial situation have boosted traffic by more than 70 percent to a Church of England website section focusing on debt advice, and visitor numbers to the church's online prayer page have increased by more than a quarter.

 

The...

October 1, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has sent his greetings to Muslim communities for the festival of Eid ul Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. Williams' greeting "celebrates the many positive examples of Christian/Muslim encounter and engagement with the wider common good in the...

September 29, 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, sent a greeting to Jewish leaders and communities for the festival of Rosh Hashanah, marking the start of the Jewish New Year. In his greeting, the Archbishop spoke of the "mutual and public support for the Millennium Development Goals" at the...

September 24, 2008

Karl Marx, the intellectual father of modern communism, was partly right in his criticism of capitalism, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said in an article about the crisis hitting the world's financial markets.

 

"Marx long ago observed the way in which unbridled...

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