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Lambeth Conference postponed until 2022

Today, the Lambeth Conference announced that it will be postponed an additional year:

In March it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global restrictions on travel and mass gatherings, the Lambeth Conference of 2020 would need to be rescheduled to the British summer of 2021.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has now taken the important decision to reschedule the Lambeth Conference by a further year to the British summer of 2022. The conference will meet in […]

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Church of England could close thousands of churches in 2016

Photo of St Mary’s, Newington

In a BBC video, the Revd Cannon Giles Fraser talks about the high cost of securing the steeple for St Mary’s, Newington, and says that clergy forced to manage buildings are left without the time needed to evangelize and proclaim the Gospel.

From the video:

“It’s not about the buildings. It’s actually about proclaiming the Gospel. Moses did fine in tents, and we can do fine in tents, too.”

The Church of England is investigating alternative uses for countryside churches, which […]

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“Just Pray”–but not in UK cinemas

Have you seen ‘Just Pray’, the Church of England ad that was rejected by UK cinemas? Do you agree with the decision to bar it, or do you think it’s an example of political correctness? What do you think of the ad as a form of evangelizing?

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Islamophobic attacks in Britain–particularly against veiled women–have increased dramatically

Still from video by Caroline Wyatt, who interviewed Muslim women to ask them about their experiences.

Islamophobic attacks have soared in Britain, rising by 70% from last year. Most of these attacks are against women, particularly women wearing the Niqab or Hijab.

Many western critics of Islam and Islamic cultures center their criticisms on the rights of women, portraying the entire faith and adherents to it as inherently misogynistic, and contrasting their own cultures as more tolerant and accepting. These attacks sharply question […]

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Justin, not Your Grace: A Newsweek interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Newsweek has just published a somewhat prickly interview with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Robert Chalmers, touching on questions of prayer (“Prayer isn’t a means of making things happen. If God exists, God is worth talking to and listening to. That’s the simple way of putting it”), corporate ethics, wealth and the relationship of religion and the state:

Does he believe he was chosen by God?

“The church recognised that I was the appropriate person to be the next Archbishop.”

“Meaning God, […]

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