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Church of England must serve all the faiths, says Archbishop

Saturday, December 6th, 2008 Posted in Church of England, Faith | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline The Church of England should be open for use by people of any religion or none, like a hospital, says Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York. There ... Read more..

Twice the number dead in Jos as in Mumbai

Friday, December 5th, 2008 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline Horrific stories of ruthless killings on the streets of Jos in northern Nigeria are emerging. At least one church pastor was shot dead, along with three members ... Read more..

Archbishops hold Canterbury summit over threat of schism

Friday, December 5th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Of Canterbury | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline Anglican archbishops will hold an emergency meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury today to discuss the unfolding schism in the Church in America. The meeting between Dr Rowan ... Read more..

Gafcon Primates meet the Archbishop of Canterbury

Friday, December 5th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Of Canterbury, Common Cause, Global Anglican Future Conference, News | Comments Off

By Stephen Sizer It is time for plain speaking: The Episcopal Church in the USA and the Anglican Church of Canada have prostituted the Christian faith and authorized that which God ... Read more..

Lambeth Palace on new province as Gafcon primates fly in for summit

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church in North America, Archbishop Of Canterbury, News | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, TimesonLine  Lambeth Palace on new province as Gafcon primates fly in for summit As the Washington Post reports, conservatives from The Episcopal Church 'have voted to form their own ... Read more..

‘Lightning rod for anti-Semites’

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 Posted in Faith, News | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline As we report, the row over the 'alternative lessons and carols' at St James' Picadilly last Wednesday is escalating as the implications begin to sink in of ... Read more..

The punishment of the Southern Cone

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in Archbishop Of Canterbury, Recife -Southern Cone, TEC | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, TimesonLine  Southern Cone heading south Looks like action is about to be taken against Greg Venables and the Southern Cone for sheltering no fewer than four TEC ... Read more..

The suspension of ++ Venables and his province: Being decided upon now

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, Church of England, News, TEC, suffering church | Comments Off

November 25, 2008  Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent Senior bishops are now considering suspending the Latin American Province A conservative province in the Anglican church faces “punishment” this week for offering a safe ... Read more..

Forget Mammon, start praying, says Church

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in Prayer | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, TimesonLine Church leaders appeared to set themselves against the Chancellor’s “carry on spending” message when they urged consumers to stop shopping and turn to God instead.. The Church of ... Read more..

Watch out for Top of the Popes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 Posted in Faith, News | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline Religion is tipped to dominate the Christmas hit music sales this year charts that have been dubbed “Top of the Popes”. Instead of Arctic Monkeys, the Stift Heiligenkreuz ... Read more..

Rowan’s Rule reveals the complex character of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 Posted in News | Comments Off

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline Rowan's Rule: Rupert Shortt,  Hodder & Stoughton £18, Times Books It is a rare and welcome privilege to be given insights into the humanity of a figure in ... Read more..

Rowan Williams haunted by suicide of troubled Oxford student who fell for him

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 Posted in News | No Comments »

David Brown and Ruth Gledhill   The Times The suicide of a fellow student at Oxford 33 years ago has been revealed as one of the defining moments in the life ... Read more..

Bishop’s journey from obscurity

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 Posted in Church of England | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline One of the Church of England’s most prominent bishops stepped down from “active service” at the weekend. The Right Rev Christopher Herbert led the St Albans diocese for ... Read more..

Barack Obama asked gay bishop Gene Robinson what it was like to be ‘first’

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Posted in News | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill,Timesonline Barack Obama sought out controversial gay bishop Gene Robinson not just once but three times during his campaign to become President of the United States, The Times can ... Read more..

Archbishop of Canterbury on US election

Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Posted in Archbishop Of Canterbury, Politics | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline 'It's been an amazing demonstration of the vitality of the democratic process. A record turnout. And the sense therefore that the issues in the election, the issues ... Read more..

Sharia Law: 13-year-old Somali girl stoned to death

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 Posted in Islam | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline Under Sharia law, a female has been stoned to death for adultery in Somalia. She was aged 13. The BBC's account this morning of her stoning, of ... Read more..

London evicts congregation from church

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 Posted in Church of England | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, TimesonLine As the figures show, London is bucking the national trend and churchgoing is up. This is a small blip however in the overall decline that has ... Read more..

Indian nun raped in Orissa accuses police of failing to respond adequately

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 Posted in suffering church | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, TimesonLine A Roman Catholic Indian nun who was raped in Orissa has accused the police of failing to respond adequately. According to the BBC, 'The nun held a news ... Read more..

Police are warned of Ramadan tensions during Games

Monday, October 27th, 2008 Posted in Islam | No Comments »

By Richard Kerbaj and Ruth Gledhill , Timesonline Specialist advice is being given to Scotland Yard on how to reduce tensions between police and Muslims during the London Olympics because of ... Read more..

Dudley pulls it off!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 Posted in Gay Marriage, News | No Comments »

By Ruth Gledhill, Timesonline (Read also Vicar who performed 'wedding' ceremony for two gay clergy expresses regret) As we report, the Rector of St Bartholomew the Great, the Rev Dr Martin Dudley, ... Read more..