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May 09 2015 By dvirtue Welby: let's stop pretending all religions agree

But he warned that the pretence that mainstream religions agree on everything is simply "dishonest" and risks leaving them impotent to halt the spread of extremism.

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May 07 2015 By dvirtue Justin Welby: The most common feature of Anglicanism is persecution

Over the last few weeks he received emails from an archbishop pleading for support as his churches were shelled and the paths to them mined -- by violent Buddhist radicals.

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May 05 2015 By dvirtue Appointment of Prebendary Rod Thomas as the Bishop of Maidstone

Prebendary Rod Thomas has served on the Executive Committee of AMiE since 2012. He was a delegate at the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) in 2013 at which the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans recognized the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) as an expression of authentic Anglicanism both for those within and outside the Church of England.

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May 02 2015 By dvirtue Dean of Westminster defends inclusion of Muslim prayer in Abbey service

The service, held every year since 1954 and almost every year since 1916, is done with the Australian High Commission and New Zealand High Commission and this year marked the centenary of the ANZAC landings, part of the invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during the First World War. Most of the troops involved were from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

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April 22 2015 By virtueonline Church growth: Bishop Broadbent rounds on the critics of Reform and Renewal

A ROBUST defence of the Archbishops' programme Reform and Renewal was delivered at a gathering of Evangelicals last week, addressing critics who have questioned everything from its theology to its methodology.

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April 18 2015 By virtueonline Bishops back Church of England breakaway congregations

They likened the emergence of the new grouping to the ministry of John Wesley in the 18th Century which led to the creation of a separate Methodist Church.

They also condemned the recent use of a Church of England church in London for a Muslim prayer service as a betrayal of Christianity and a blow to Christians experiencing persecution in many parts of the world.

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April 14 2015 By rturner Sporting bishop will help get C of E churches match fit for evangelism

The Bishop of Sherwood, Rt Rev Tony Porter, who once played hockey for England Schoolboys and went on to win an Oxford blue, will work to strengthen links between the Church of England and sport at all levels. Many football and other sports clubs already have Anglican chaplains and there is also a chaplain to the racing industry.

Bishop Tony will be coming at it from the other end of the pitch.

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April 09 2015 By dvirtue 'Britain in danger of being outflanked by growing Islamic population' says church leader

Writing on the Christian Today website, he said that politicians are either ignorant of the nature of Islam, or frightened of being labelled racist for speaking out about it. He said: "Christianity is the bedrock and foundation of our secular society. Islam is different. Islam has no doctrine of separation of the spiritual from the political. Islam is, and has always been, a political movement.

"There can be no such thing as secular Islam.

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April 09 2015 By dvirtue UK: Women in ministry: can we have evangelical unity?

The 'Affirmation of Evangelical Unity over the Theology of Women and Men' is the brainchild of two Anglican ministers, Revs Fiona Gibson and Pete Myers, who aimed to identify common ground for 'complementarians' -- who believe that women and men have different roles and that women should not preach to or lead men -- and 'egalitarians', who believe that they may equally be called to any Church role.

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March 30 2015 By dvirtue Is Not Trendy Talk About 'Flourishing' For Tulips Rather Than Christians?

But is it biblically Christian to harbour the aspiration and indeed expectation that, in this fallen world, I am entitled to 'flourish'?

Certainly the New Testament commends Christian growth. The Apostle Peter at the end of his second letter commands his Christian readers to 'grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ' (2 Peter 3v18 - RSV).

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