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October 28 2014 By dvirtue UK: MPs vie to have woman bishop in their constituency

Traditionalists were represented by Robert Neill, who spoke of the "generous" approach of Anglo-Catholics, and the desire to avoid undermining dialogue with "our Catholic and Orthodox brethren". The Church was committed to providing a place for traditionalists, Sir Tony said, "without a limited time". Ms Johnson later asked whether such a limit might be considered.

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October 26 2014 By dvirtue UK: One in 50 Church of England clergy don't believe in God

The YouGov survey of more than 1,500 Anglican clergy commissioned by the Westminster Faith Debates for the current series on the future of the Church of England shows growing acceptance for other faiths, with more than four in ten believing that while Christianity is the "best path" to God, other religions may offer paths as well.

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October 25 2014 By dvirtue Church of England general synod to be addressed by Muslim

"We have certainly had people from other faiths in the gallery who have been greeted by the synod, who have been welcomed," he added.

Mr. Nahdi is executive director of the Radical Middle Way faith group and founding editor of Muslim magazine Q News.

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The panel will also feature the leader of the Coptic Christian Church in the UK, Bishop Angaelos, alongside the Bishops of Coventry and Leeds.

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October 22 2014 By dvirtue Speaking out for Sexual Holiness is the Responsibility of all REFORM members not just the same-sex attracted

"Of course we need to ensure that our voice is heard but are the official 'shared conversations' the place to do this? There are 12 conversations with 60 people in each -- a total of 720 individuals.

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October 19 2014 By dvirtue UK: New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

If the trends continue, Methodists will be extinct in a few decades and the Church of England also faces massive decline by the end of the century.

Only the Catholics are currently holding up, along with some minority faiths, in the mass move towards atheism and agnosticism in Britain.

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October 09 2014 By dvirtue UK: Protesters confront John Sentamu over Jeremy Pemberton case

Jeremy Pemberton had his permission to officiate as a priest withdrawn after marrying his partner Laurence in a civil ceremony. He was refused a licence to take up a new chaplaincy post with Sherwood NHS. This meant the job offer was withdrawn.

The decisions, in line with the Church of England's current position on the issue, were taken by the acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Richard Inwood, who is under the authority of Dr Sentamu.

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October 09 2014 By dvirtue The Church of England is on its last chance

Some of her concerns will emerge in more detail, along with groundbreaking new research, in an Enquiry on the Future of the Church of England launched this week in Oxford. The series of five debates, beginning tomorrow night, Thursday, will examine parishes, people, heritage, diversity and vision.

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October 07 2014 By dvirtue Apb Welby: "Next Lambeth Conference a decision for the primates"

Archbishop Welby, who is also primate of the Church of England, stressed that, "The next Lambeth Conference needs to be called collegially by the primates, together with real ownership of the agenda and a real sense of what we're trying to do with such a large effort, such cost. So when we meet as primates, which I hope we will do...with reasonable notice after the end of [the visits to all the primates], then we will decide together on the details."

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September 30 2014 By dvirtue UK: Peter Tatchell: 'Gay bishops will be outed'

Bishop Alan denounced "duplicity and hypocrisy" in the Church over homosexuality, claiming that around one in 10 bishops could be secretly gay.

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September 24 2014 By dvirtue Bishop of London: 'Religion can be dangerous'

He laments that the spiritual culture of the West is impoverished and primitive. "People find it extraordinarily difficult to be serious about angels or discarnate energies."

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