No, thank you very much, Welby Sahib! I don't need another postcolonial foreign aid handout from you. Your white guilt doesn't make me feel good. I am not a victim and don't you dare call me one. I refuse to be labelled an ethnic minority--like a bird species about to fall extinct. I am a full member of British society and don't you deny me that privilege.Read more
Despite his or her title, the new bishop will be based mainly in Leicester, one of the first majority black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) cities in the UK. In the 2011 census, only 45% of the city's population identified as white British.Read more
'The recent events surrounding the nomination of Bishop Philip North as Bishop of Sheffield, including his withdrawal from the process, have understandably raised great concern amongst many in the Church of England,' they said on Friday.
'Some of those concerns relate to whether the nomination itself, and the procedure leading up to it,' they say in a letter to Sir Philip.
But 'others are about what happened once the nomination had been announced'.Read more
But there also needed to be a physical memorial to those murdered.
'There needs to be a memorial because remembering helps us not repeat. But the best memorial we can build is a country at peace with each other and at peace with itself,' he said at a prayer vigil at Westminster Abbey with leaders representing Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Archbishop Welby was in Lambeth Palace when he heard the news.Read more
Dr John is in a long-term gay relationship with another Anglican priest and in a strongly worded open letter on Sunday claimed his sexuality was the sole reason why he was blocked.Read more
He declined to comment on the move until his six-month waiting time is up.
It comes after the long-standing critic of the Church left his post as Queen's chaplain in January following a row over a Quran reading in Glasgow Cathedral. The Shropshire-based priest criticised the decision by Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, for inviting a reading from the Islamic holy book at the Epiphany service on January 6.Read more
A brief response.
This is a further indication that Archbishop Justin Welby's call for "radical inclusion" has given a green light for Diocesan Bishops to publicly express a preference for abandonment of more than 3000 years of Judaeo-Christian anthropology and sexual ethics. Chelmsford follows Manchester, Hereford, Portsmouth and Liverpool in recent weeks.Read more
"It is clear that the level of feeling is such that my arrival would be counter-productive in terms of the mission of the Church in South Yorkshire and that my leadership would not be acceptable to many."
He added: "There is clearly much to be done on what it means to disagree well and to live with theological difference in the Church of England.Read more
The future of the cathedral is now under threat after plans for a housing development on surplus land that would have raised a £10m endowment were rejected by the council.
The cathedral is losing up to £100,000 a year, with sources saying the relatively modern building, completed in 1961, struggles to attract the donations received by more established churches.Read more
Michael Overd of Creech St Michael, Somerset and Michael Stockwell of Selden, New York were fined £300 and ordered to pay costs after a magistrate at Bristol Magistrates Court found them guilty of disorderly conduct and using 'threatening and abusive words ... likely to cause alarm'.Read more
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