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March 01 2015 By dvirtue Justin Welby, The Archbishop Of Canterbury, Wants YOU At Lambeth Palace

But the invitation comes with a challenge. The residents will be asked to step away from the "busyness of contemporary life" and establish a "daily rhythm of silence, study and prayer." They'll also be required to commit to volunteering with their local community.

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February 28 2015 By dvirtue ENGLAND: Dean of St Paul's David Ison calls on CofE to consider gay marriage

Dr David Ison says today: "We need to consider what the acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Church would mean in reality, and how it would be understood in relation to the theology of Christian marriage and the chequered history of that institution, as well as contemporary social practice around sexuality."

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February 27 2015 By dvirtue ENGLAND: Bishop of Salisbury investigates AMiE church

"Ideally we might want to welcome Christ Church as fellow workers in Christ, but we also wonder why another church explicitly for Anglicans is needed in Salisbury when the broad spectrum of Anglican identities is already catered for.

"The Bishop of Salisbury is seeking clarification about the involvement of Bishop John Ellison in the December service. Bishop Ellison has had to postpone two meetings arranged to discuss this matter due to illness.

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February 27 2015 By dvirtue Grace and Disagreement -- what about Truth?

Summarizing Pilling, the booklet outlines the context of rapidly changing attitudes towards sexuality in the nation to which the Church carries out its mission. The report notes that popular belief should not in itself determine the Church's teaching.

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February 27 2015 By dvirtue Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Lord Carey 'To Be Removed' From KCL Windows Over Gay Marriage Views

Ben Hunt, KCL's LGBT Student Council Officer, told Roar News: "The [university] principal has asked me to compile a list of new alumni for the window in suggestions.

"[This] will also mean the removal of Lord Carey and the inclusion of minorities in the discussions for new alumni."

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February 25 2015 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury on gays: 'Who am I to judge them for their sins, if they have sins?'

The married father-of-five admitted that he "struggled" with his views on homosexuality, adding: "I'm listening very, very closely to try to discern what the spirit of God is trying to tell us."

He added: "I see my own selfishness and weakness and think who am I judge them for their sins, if they have sins.

"We shouldn't demonise and dismiss and hate each other as that is so dangerous."

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February 23 2015 By dvirtue 'Bishops' Betrayal': The Church of England Bishops' Pastoral/Political Letter

In their haste to attack the present Government, they present figures that are false.
Seemingly unable to bear to tell the truth about the real fall in the numbers of the unemployed under this Government, they disguise the fact; they appear to want to believe that in-work poverty has fallen -- so they say, contrary to other facts that it has risen.

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February 19 2015 By dvirtue Bishop Graham Kings appointed as Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion

The Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings, currently Bishop of Sherborne, has been appointed and will take up this new post in July 2015. He will be based in London, visiting Durham University, as an Honorary Fellow, and will travel in the Communion. He will convene a series of seminars in Anglican Communion Studies for theologians, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. A new web site, launched today,, will publish the papers.

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February 19 2015 By dvirtue I’ve Changed My Mind: Conservative Evangelicals could do with A ‘Flying’ Bishop

But what has changed since then? The fact that at February’s General Synod it emerged that since January the Bishops are requiring all ordination candidates to sign their internally contradictory five guiding principles on women in the episcopate. The principles are to be ‘held in tension’ and are designed to ‘create space’, conservative evangelicals are being told.

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February 17 2015 By dvirtue Church of England calls for a 'new direction' in British Politics

The bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Bishop of London Richard Chartres, lament the fact that "deep divisions and the gulfs between people and communities" seem to be widening.

They openly state their desire to leave Thatcherism behind, accusing her administration of bringing in competitive individualism, consumption and of fragmenting social solidarity.

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