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September 25 2020 By dvirtue ENGLAND: 'Renewal' for church is coming despite 'trauma' of pandemic, say archbishops

He said churches have played a vital role serving their communities and bringing hope through the gospel. But the Church itself will, he said, emerge changed.

"We do not know what kind of Church of England will emerge from this time except that it will be different," he said.

"It will be changed by the reality that for the first time all churches have closed -- first time in 800 years. It will be changed because for the first time we have worshipped virtually."

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September 24 2020 By dvirtue Common humanity and vulnerability of women stressed by UK Forum on FORB

Over eighty minutes the importance of a common humanity was stressed in the face of identity politics. This was urged from the perspective of all major faiths. The forum is intended to strengthen participants' resolve against the forces of division.

Tensions

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September 16 2020 By dvirtue National Safeguarding Deemed a Failure: New Micah 6:8 Initiative Formed

The Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston, MBE
Chair of the Charity Commission
102 Petty France
Westminster
London SW1H 9AJ

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Dear Baroness Stowell,

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September 10 2020 By dvirtue The self-flagellating CofE's inexplicable obsession with race

The General Synod voted back in February to apologise for 'the conscious and unconscious racism experienced by countless black, Asian and minority ethnic Anglicans' and to commit the Church to increase the 'participation and representation of lay and ordained BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Anglicans throughout church life'.

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August 30 2020 By dvirtue England will miss our Church when it's gone

Though I wasn't raised in a churchgoing family, my husband and I joined our small-town Anglican church when we moved here. I've come to treasure it: the slow turn of the liturgical year, the opportunity to sing with others (a rare pleasure in the age of headphones and Spotify) and space to be serious with no particular goal in mind.

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August 30 2020 By dvirtue Is the Church of England trying to cancel Christianity?

I looked up the Church of England 'Find a Church' website for information. The rector stated it was a genuinely inclusive church with an active commitment to social media and included families and couples who have benefited from recent changes in the marriage laws. I was unsure what that meant, but happy to be involved.

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August 17 2020 By dvirtue FLETCHER FINDINGS ON THE WAY

Meanwhile the Church of England is also investigating the Archbishop of Canterbury's handling of allegations of abuse by the late John Smyth QC, who was well-known to Fletcher. All three were involved in the Iwerne Camps for top public schoolboys.

An "outrageousness of the silence" by senior evangelicals over Fletcher and Smyth

Melvin Tinker and Peter Sanlon respond to Evangelicals Now's report on the Jonathan Fletcher affair

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August 13 2020 By dvirtue House of Bishops asked to withdraw ban on individual cups at Communion

The Opinion, entitled "The legality of the use of individual cups for communion wine in the Church of England", has been prepared under the editorship of Stephen Hofmeyr QC, a member of General Synod. Other contributors include Mark Cawson and Andrew Wales, also QC's, and Carolyn Johnson a Manchester-based barrister.

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August 12 2020 By dvirtue Church of England minister Lee Gatiss receives vitriol online after leading national church service

Much of the criticism stemmed from him being from the Conservative evangelical wing of the Church of England and so supporting marriage that is between a man and a woman only, not supporting events such as Pride and believing a church leader should not be someone who has gone through a gender transition.

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August 07 2020 By dvirtue The CofE's clergy discipline scandal is symptomatic of a deeper problem

The report's findings included the shocking facts that more than a third of clergy undergoing a CDM considered suicide; only 18 per cent felt they were treated as innocent until proved guilty; and just about half "strongly disagreed" with the statement "I felt supported by the diocese through the process".

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