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Church Of England Adds A Second Woman Bishop In 3 Months

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England appointed its second woman bishop on Wednesday (March 25), only two months after it consecrated its fi...

Here's How You Can Kick It With The Archbishop Of Canterbury

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

Ever wanted to kick it with the Archbishop of Canterbury? Here’s your chance. Justin Welby, the senior bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communio...

Church Of England Accused Of Double Standards On Low Wages

Reuters | Estelle Shirbon | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion

The Church of England was accused of double standards by a newspaper and lawmakers on Monday for offering jobs in cathedrals at lower wages than tho...

Church Of England Makes An Appeal To Voters

AP | Danica Kirka | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) - Church of England bishops appealed to Christians on Tuesday to take part in the politics ahead of upcoming elections, calling for a fres...

Jayne Ozanne, One Of The Church Of England's Leading Evangelicals, Comes Out As A Lesbian

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical campaigners announced Tuesday (Feb. 3) that she is a lesbian and said s...

Churches Staunchly Oppose Scientists' Plan To Create Babies With Three Parents

BBC | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

Senior church figures have called on the UK government to block the creation of babies from three people. The Church of England and the Catholic Ch...

The Church Of England Consecrates Its First Female Bishop

The Associated Press | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female ...

The Church Of England's Divide On Female Bishops Is About To Become Painfully Obvious

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion

The Church of England made headlines in November after allowing female priests to become bishops. But it seems traditionalists within the centuries-ol...

The Archbishop Of Canterbury Is Battling Pneumonia

AP | Posted 12.26.2014 | Religion

LONDON (AP) — Church of England officials say Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has pneumonia. Officials said Friday that Welby is resting at h...

WackiLeaks - Hacking Our Way Through History, Volume 1

Dan Pasternack | Posted 02.16.2015 | Comedy
Dan Pasternack

WackiLeaks has unearthed a treasure trove of similar correspondences from the email accounts of notable figures going back for many years. Below is one such chain. They too must have assumed their accounts were secure, given the frank nature of the content.

The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

Revd Libby Lane is the UK's first female bishop, Downing Street announced on Wednesday, with the Cheshire vicar described her historic appointment to ...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

The Church Of England Officially Shatters Its Stained-Glass Ceiling

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’...

Catholic and Protestant Church Clergy To Work Together For Richard III's Burial

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

King Richard III ruled for two short years, between 1483 and 1485, before he was defeated by the future Henry VII during the Battle of Bosworth, accor...

Vatican Cricket Team May Need Some Divine Intervention

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A recently formed cricket team from the Vatican may need some divine intervention as it gets ready to take on more experienc...

Keep Calm and Let It Go

Bishop Prince Singh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Bishop Prince Singh

After the recent announcement of the Church of England Synod's decision to approve the appointment of women bishops, I couldn't help but say to myself, "Keep calm and hurry up already!"

Female Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed for the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summer festival of faith, arts, and justice in England. I have a vivid memory of returning to Greenbelt in 2002 with our son Luke. Joy was on the worship platform celebrating the Eucharist for 20,000 people. Luke looked up at me and said, "Daddy, can men do that too?"

3 Reasons the Church of England Decision Is Right on Time

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

On Monday, the Church of England voted to ordain women as bishops of the Church after years of debate and division. And almost immediately, commentators began to complain.

Vatican Editor Warns About Church Of England's Women Bishop Vote

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vat...

Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Announces Support Of Assisted Suicide Bill

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Three leading Anglicans have entered an explosive debate about whether it is permissible for Christians to allow doctors in ...

Church of England Makes Historic Move On Women Bishops

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, two years after a similar measure was controversially...

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Divests From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion

The World Council of Churches, which represents over 500 million Christians in more than 110 countries, has decided to divest from fossil fuels, repor...

Will The Church Of England Finally Allow Women Bishops?

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consec...

Creationism Banned From UK Schools

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

The United Kingdom government has banned the teaching of creationism as a scientific theory in free schools and academies, which are the equivalent of...

World Cup Prayers Ask For Divine Intervention For England

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

When it comes to the World Cup, teams can use all the help they can get. Now that help may be divine, as the Church of England has released five offic...