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March 18 2021 By dvirtue Welby condemns 'sins of male violence' amid vigils for Sarah

Sarah Teather, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, said in a tweet from her personal account on Sunday, after a vigil for Ms Everard was disrupted by police: "That cupboard in the mind where we lodge all the misogynistic crap we witness and receive just went up in roaring white hot flames. A rage long overdue."

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March 10 2021 By dvirtue Welby and the back yard wedding

It was only a matter of minutes before various clergy took to Twitter to ask questions about this bizarre event. And quite right too.

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The scandal was brought into the spotlight with a statement at the Evangelical Ministry Assembly (EMA) in 2019, following a story in the Daily Telegraph.

Sarah Hall, safeguarding officer at Emmanuel, said Fletcher had been involved in 'physical discipline in the context of discipling relationships' which included 'men hitting each other on their naked backsides with a trainer'. She said these had been described by recipients as 'very painful'.

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February 27 2021 By dvirtue A lead-bishop for climate change: the CofE political party

Well, it's always good to see the right priorities being er, prioritised, isn't it?

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February 11 2021 By dvirtue A defence of the Church of England

One thing is abundantly clear: the Church of England has been a bedrock of faith, love, hope and compassion in this country for centuries through wars, plagues and pandemics -- we still are, and we will go on being just that.

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February 04 2021 By dvirtue Church of England Curate unfit for office

A quick look at Brother Jarel's Twitter account shows that he identifies himself as the following:

'Human, cleric, writer, aspiring scholar in Late Antiquity, Justice, Freedom, Liberation, Equality: By Any Means Necessary'....He/Him, #BLM

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February 02 2021 By dvirtue Former Archbishop of Canterbury says treatment over Smyth allegations has been 'unjust'

His PTO was reinstated by the Bishop of Oxford after the core group concluded that, following recent training, the former Archbishop did not pose a safeguarding risk.

In his piece in The Telegraph, Lord Carey said the core group, which investigates safeguarding complaints, was "secretive" and "stutteringly slow, brutal and impersonal".

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February 01 2021 By dvirtue Church of England warns it may cut number of paid clergy by up to 20% amid fears a FIFTH of worshippers may never return after pandemic

The Church of England will now look to recruit unpaid clergy with the number of paid priests being cut by 10 to 20 per cent, one source told The Sunday Times.

These new recruits would join the 2,870 unpaid clergy, 7,370 retired clergy who continue to officiate and 7,830 lay readers already part of the establishment.

The publication also stated that the document questioned 'the sustainability of many local churches'.

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January 28 2021 By dvirtue Archbishop George Carey Reinstated to Officiate

An NST core group was set up and the conclusion to their investigation was that I had seen the report. They also concluded that as a result of this investigation and further training that I have recently undertaken, they believe I do not pose a safeguarding risk.

I welcome this latter conclusion. However, I respectfully disagree with their judgement. I have no memory at all of John Smyth at Trinity College Bristol.

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