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December 09 2021 By dvirtue UK named in human rights report as intolerant against Christians

Furthermore, it suggests that violence against Christians has risen in the UK in the form of vandalism and severe arson attacks on Christian buildings and even physical assaults. It concludes that there is a strong social hostility and at the same time indifference or even a bias from public authorities.

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December 01 2021 By dvirtue General Synod: Good Governance or a Power Grab?

The Save the Parish campaign was out in force with both Marcus Walker and Prudence Dailey wasting no time to be an effective presence on the floor unapologetically standing up for the Parish System. They have made waves. Much of the Archbishop's opening addresses spoke directly to the campaigns concerns. There were many voices that spoke up on these issues and every other hot-button issue.

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Supporters of Bishop Bell have expressed delight at the archbishop's statement about Bishop Bell.

Marilyn Billingham said that his remaining family, and many who still hold his memory in the highest regard, were pleased and hoped that he will now be fondly remembered.

She said she hoped a previous decision to remove his name from a city building [4 Canon Lane -- Ed] would now be reversed.

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November 23 2021 By dvirtue Archbishops' presidential address to General Synod

In John 21 the disciples go fishing. There is no sense that they are doing the wrong thing. Like many here they have to earn a living - put food on the table - so they pursue their trade. In fact, the presence of Jesus hallows the pursuit of what they are doing. Nor is there any suggested rebuke in their failure to catch fish. It happens.

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November 19 2021 By dvirtue The Church and asylum in the UK: 'Pray to stay'

Last Sunday, Remembrance Sunday, a young male asylum seeker ordered a taxi to take him to the Liverpool Women's Hospital. On arrival, as the taxi pulled up at the front door of the hospital, a bomb he was carrying went off too early. The taxi caught fire and he died in the ensuing conflagration.

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November 18 2021 By dvirtue Queen reminds General Synod of its essential mission

Her message was short, as the best sermons are, and in just those very few minutes the Earl of Wessex spoke, we heard the essential Anglican identity of communion, ecumenism, and patristic witness:

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November 18 2021 By dvirtue Personal statement from Archbishop Justin Welby on Bishop George Bell

What I say today that is new and should have been said sooner is this: I do not consider there to be a 'significant cloud' over Bishop George Bell's name.

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November 15 2021 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury apologises to Ghana Church leaders over LGBT statement

The statement reminded Ghanaian Church leaders of Resolution I:10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference, which assures LGBT people "that they are loved by God and that all baptised, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ."

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November 06 2021 By dvirtue Public witness when it counts

Twenty-six active Church of England bishops sit as "Lords Spiritual" in the House of Lords, and the archbishop of Canterbury spoke of their "unanimity" against the assisted suicide bill. (Former archbishops also have seats and one former archbishop supported the bill.) The bishop of Durham, like his colleagues, warned that the terminally ill might think it their "dutiful option" to die.

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November 02 2021 By dvirtue The Kremlin had more of a conscience than Welby the hypocrite

So why does Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, struggle so to admit he made a terrible mistake about the late Bishop George Bell of Chichester, one of the greatest Englishmen of the 20th Century? He did not, as many do, mix him up with his near-namesake, the revolting molester Peter Ball. Nor should you (I have had some very rude letters accusing me of defending Ball. I would not dream of doing any such thing).

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