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April 05 2021 By dvirtue Church of England's first black female bishop says race report was wrong and Britain is NOT model for other white-majority countries on racial equality

The report also said the 'success of much of the ethnic minority population' in education and the economy 'should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries'.

However Ms Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, said there were 'serious issues' with the report's findings and that Britain would become an example when there was diversity in all areas of leadership.

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April 05 2021 By dvirtue Justin Welby: "What I learnt from Covid, the threat of cancel culture and the truth on Harry & Meghan's wedding"

"The second one is fragility. The fragility of life. You expect me to recognise that our lives are in God's hands and that there is a deep fragility in life that we forget in Europe and the global North very easily. We assume that life will go on for an indefinite future. We really struggle with the idea that there can be a pandemic that shortens everything or it is unpredictable in its impact.

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March 21 2021 By dvirtue Church of England will order 30 per cent quota for BAME candidates on its leadership programme as leaked report demands 'repentance' for historic links to the slave trade and anti-racism training

Only one of the 42 diocesan bishops come from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

The Church of England is set to introduce a 30 per cent quota for ethnic minority clergy members and carry out anti- racism training. Pictured: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

A taskforce was set up last year by the Church after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was 'sorry and ashamed' that 'we are still institutionally racist'.

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March 19 2021 By dvirtue Bishop of Carlisle given an "informal rebuke" for giving a reference to a convicted sex abuser priest

Statement from the Bishop of Carlisle

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, said: "May I begin by reiterating how sorry I am to those people who were hurt by the submission of a reference for Robert Bailey.

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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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