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January 06 2018 By dvirtue New Year's resolution: encourage each other to be faithful

Bishop Michael Nazir Ali, in a talk to supporters of Christian Concern which became an article published in Church of England Newspaper on the same day, 21st December, came to a very different conclusion. The traditional family pattern has not been unfairly promoted at the expense of other domestic arrangements. Rather, "The family has been under sustained attack in this country for the last 50 years.

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January 01 2018 By dvirtue Why I can't in conscience write for the Church of England Newspaper any more

I believe that the Ozanne Foundation is promoting false teaching which if followed will put the eternal souls of many professing Christians in peril.

It is not that I refuse to write for publications where revisionist views are aired. Newspapers are not pulpits. They are forums for debate.

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December 28 2017 By dvirtue Senior CofE bishop to front campaign for LGBT inclusion

He has been named as chair of the Ozanne Foundation, whose director Jayne Ozanne is a high-profile Anglican activist for LGBT inclusivity. In July Ozanne introduced a motion to the CofE's General Synod calling for a ban on gay 'conversion therapy'.

The charity's trustees and council of reference include the Dean of St Paul's, David Ison, Rev Steve Chalke, Ben Bradshaw MP and the Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey John.

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December 24 2017 By dvirtue UK: Church allowed to remove pews to allow Muslim events - after court challenge over plans

It is hoped that the wider community can feel welcomed into the church

Its website encouraged people of all nationalities to attend the services.

They said: "We usually have at least six nationalities represented in the congregation on a given Sunday.

"Whatever your background you can be assured of a warm welcome to our services and our Parish life."

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December 22 2017 By dvirtue UK: Parish churches could host multi-faith worship in battle to stay open

With more than 12,000 CofE churches listed and attendance figures continuing to fall, locals groups are facing a battle to keep parish buildings, described as the 'jewel in the crown of our built heritage', open.

The report suggests the buildings be adopted by the whole community rather than just the dwindling congregations who attend them.

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December 20 2017 By dvirtue Church of England SPLIT could occur over homosexual teachings warns conservative Bishop

The former Chief Nursing Officer, who spent 35 years working in the NHS, will succeed Richard Chartres and become the 133rd person to hold the role.

Speaking on the late night BBC analysis show Bishop Thomas said: "Whereas with women bishops we decided as part of the negotiations that it was not one that ought to cause disunity, it ought to be one where we could agree to disagree, the issue of sexuality is different."

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December 19 2017 By dvirtue Safe Space Sarah: The box-ticking Bishopette of Londonistan

The CofE has just monumentally outdone Bishop Wright's criterion for selecting bishops by appointing an über-bureaucrat to England's third-most important ecclesiastical throne. Wherever the new Bishopette of Londonistan goes, people will serve not only tea, but chunky slices of gooey chocolate cake swathed in the swaddling clothes of the icing of niceness. Dame Sarah Mullally might as well wear a tea cosy instead of a mitre!

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December 19 2017 By dvirtue Archbishops at war: George Carey attacks Justin Welby over 'unjust' resignation demand

He adds: 'Just as well, then, that we are surrounded by a large and wonderful family who give us great support and pleasure.'

Carey, who retired from his position in 2002, was forced by Welby to resign as honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Oxford after a damning independent inquiry criticised his handling of the Ball case. Lord Carey quit after Welby made an unprecedented request for him to 'carefully consider his position'.

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December 13 2017 By dvirtue Rector threatens split if new Bishop of London tolerates gay relationships

The rector of St Helen's has said that his first question to the new bishop will be to ask him or her to "declare as sin what God calls sin".

If the bishop does not condemn homosexual relationships as sinful, then some form of break will be "unavoidable", the Rev William Taylor said last week in a sermon at the church, which attracts 2,000 worshippers across its four Sunday services.

He said: "We now wait to see what the new Bishop of London's views are."

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December 12 2017 By dvirtue Morale Deficit among Faithful Ministers in the Church of England needs Tackling

In many cases, these ministers are serving in churches that are not altogether behind them theologically. And many of them are serving the Lord in dioceses that are going terribly astray spiritually and morally.

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