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November 21 2019 By virtueonline Centuries of Christian anti-Semitism led to Holocaust, landmark Church of England report concludes

It also marks the first time that the Church of England has made an authoritative statement on the subject of anti-Semitism.

The new "tool for teaching" on Christian-Jewish relations acknowledges that Christian theology played a part in the "stereotyping and persecution fo Jewish people which ultimately led to the Holocaust".

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November 09 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop condemns oil companies for 'sparking environmental genocide'

He said: "Roughly 40m litres of oil wind up in the Niger Delta annually, eight times more than is spilled in America, the world's biggest producer and consumer."

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October 31 2019 By virtueonline 'You are not alone': Justin Welby reveals he sought help for depression

Later, at the conference, Welby said he was taking anti-depressants daily and "on the whole [was] managing very well". He said he had found it "quite easy" to talk about his mental health challenges, but was concerned that many people would worry "because you don't know how your boss will respond".

He added: "Depression is interpreted by many employers as someone who ... is incapable of getting out of bed in the morning and isn't able to do their job properly."

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"Super excited!! We have to make the diocese different!! Make it more diverse and progressive!" Mr Chen added.

The Bishop of Dover is virtually the diocesan bishop of Canterbury in all but name since the Archbishop of Canterbury resides in Lambeth and oversees the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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October 02 2019 By virtueonline Bishops in Bully Pulpit: Get Naked in Cathedrals but Mind your Language in Parliament

Such an "indecorous mode of social representation, was simply too ideologically destabilising for the bishops to tolerate," writes literary historian William Jones.

Half a millennium later, the Church of England's mitred mafia is asking us to hold our tongue and mind our language. Destabilised by the bucking bronco of Brexit, all 118 bishops have stuck together like coal tar and penned a finger-wagging epistle at politicians for using language "not worthy of our country."

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September 24 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop Justin Welby's Amritsar apology was aimed at appeasing British Hindus

The letter from the Global Hindu Federation (GHF) quoted Anglican repentance for "the Church's colonialist 'methodology'" issued by Canadian Anglican archbishops Michael Peers in 1993, followed by Fred Hiltz in 2008 and July 2019 and called on Archbishop Welby to apologise for "the suffering inflicted upon Hindus, Sikhs and other peoples of India."

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September 20 2019 By virtueonline Indian MP mocks Archbishop Justin Welby's Amritsar apology as "self-flagellation"

Writing in The Pioneer, one of India's oldest newspapers which retained journalists like Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling, Dasgupta warned of the dangers of apologising for the past:

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September 18 2019 By virtueonline Southwark Cathedral criticised for hosting scantily clad London Fashion Week show described as 'antithesis of Christian gospel'

It was described by the 48-year-old British designer as a "celebration of women" and attracted celebrity guests including the actor Ed Westwick and socialite Lady Victoria Hervey.

However, a leading Anglican clergyman has questioned whether the cathedral should be "giving a platform" to an event which promotes "a narcissistic self-referential display for the very rich".

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September 18 2019 By virtueonline ReNew Conference hears call to mission in the light of the future

Asked why there had been such successful evangelism in his Diocese of Jos, Kwashi told of how he took teams of clergy to visit unchurched areas for a week after time of research and prayer. Once congregations had been established, clergy and lay people were mobilised for further mission, and the Archbishop told of how teenagers can become particularly effective evangelists if they develop a passion for Jesus before and instead of the usual negative influences.

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September 16 2019 By virtueonline Koran read at Westminster Abbey as Royal Cathedral bows to Islam

Ashdown, who died on 22 December 2018, became a passionate advocate for the Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia.

The Koranic reading was in Bosnian and preceded biblical readings from Isaiah 52: 7-12 and Paul's second epistle to Timothy 4:1-7.

Expressing his consternation, Islamic jurist Yasser Hussein who spoke to Rebel Priest media, said that such an act could imply that the deceased may have secretly converted to Islam.

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