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It's Time to Stop Pitting 'Christian Neighborliness' Against Christian Truth

Scott MacDougall | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

It is time for those who see little or no theological validity in the blessing of same-gender partnerships to stop pitting the presence of God's grace in committed LGBT relationships against the "weak" consciences of Christians "over there" who supposedly cannot handle it.

Archbishop of Canterbury chooses pathetic over prophetic

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

My reaction: Sad but sadly not surprising. The sad part is, how can our hearts not break when members of our human family fall victim to the scourge of sectarian violence?

Former Archbishop Tells 'Persecuted' British Christians To 'Grow Up'

Posted 08.16.2013 | Religion

Western Christians need to "grow up" and stop complaining of "persecution," said Lord Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Edin...

Church Of England Makes Good

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England...

Church Of England Votes In Favor Of Ordaining Women Bishops

Reuters | Adam Jourdan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Church of England's law-making body voted on Monday in favor of ordaining women bishops, but it will be at least two years before the ...

Hopes Of Reconciliation

Reuters | Catherine Hornby | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, June 14 (Reuters) - Pope Francis and the new head of the world's Anglicans acknowledged deep differences over issues ranging from gay ...

Archbishop Of Canterbury To Meet With Gay Rights Activist

Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will hold talks with gay rights ...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Puts Focus On 'Reconciliation'

Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion News Service COVENTRY, England (RNS) As the new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is spiritual leader to nearly 80 mi...

New Leader Of World's Anglicans Enthroned Amidst Turmoil

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion

By Shadia Nasralla CANTERBURY, England, March 21 (Reuters) - The new spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans was enthroned by a fema...

Fighting Illini Fight To Right The World

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

The YMCA at the University of Illinois isn't a place where you show up to swim. It is a place where you learn to show up in the world on behalf of vulnerable people and failing eco systems.

Anglican Communion Changes Leaders

AP | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion

LONDON -- The head of the Church of England is leaving office after a decade as the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communi...

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Gay Rights Activists Keep Close Eye On New Anglican Leader | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion

For nearly a decade, the 77 million-member Anglican church has been caught in an internal tug-of-war over gender and sexuality: The liberal U.S. Episc...

Ex-Oil Man Set To Be Next Leader Of World's Anglicans

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By Alessandra Prentice LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A former oil executive and critic of corporate excess is expected to...

Anglican Church Leaders Gather To Select Next Spiritual Leader

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion

LONDON -- Senior members of a Church of England commission are starting a three-day meeting Wednesday to select a new archbishop of Canterbury –...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Regrets Handling Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury said his dual role as the head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the...

Reflecting On Rowan: The Archbishop Who Almost Walked on Water

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

We chose to walk on water. We chose to step out in faith in response to the one who says "come" and to believe that miracles can happen.

My Dinner With The Archbishop

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

There was give-and-take conversation instead of either a lecture or a sermon. Rowan Williams listened and spoke, spoke and listened. It was all about different people coming together and "getting to know you."

Anglican Archbishop To Step Down

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion

LONDON -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down at the end of the year, calling an end to a tumultuous decade as leader of a global...

Zimbabwe Police Stop Anglican Prayer Retreat

AP | ANGUS SHAW | Posted 03.04.2012 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police stopped a retreat of 80 clergy over claims that their prayer gathering was not given police clearance under...

Queen Celebrates King James Bible Anniversary

Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion

England's Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family attended a service Wednesday to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King...

Gates: Ignoring World's Poor 'Would Hurt Our Economic Future'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Bill Gates says the world's developed nations need to ensure that they aid the world's poor. And the best way to do this, according to the billionaire...

Archbishop Williams Visits Zimbabwe Amid Standoff With Former Bishop Nolbert Kunonga

Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will visit Zimbabwe in a show of support for Anglicans who are under siege from...

Christian Leaders Call For Holy Land Protection

Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion

By Martin Revis Religion News Service LONDON (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Tuesday (July 19) ended a conference on the ...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Blasts U.K. Cuts

Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy c. 2011 Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Nearly a millennium ago, four unruly knights crossed the English Channel ...

Anglican Leader Slams British Austerity Budget

Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has touched off a fury by accusing the British government of ca...