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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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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...

Tutu Awesomely Calls Out Religious Leaders Who Won't Ordain Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

As the Church of England celebrates its 20th anniversary of women ordination as priests, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a candid and enthusiastic note o...

LOOK: Church Of England Celebrates Twenty Years Of Women Priests

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

The Church of England celebrated its 20th anniversary of the ordination of women priests on May 3, 2014, with a joyful procession from Westminster Abb...

Priests Cycle 450 Miles For Charity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

Three intrepid priests from St Michael’s College in Cardiff, Wales completed a 450-mile, 8-day cycling trip on Tuesday, traveling throughout the cou...

British Priesthood Uptick

Martin Marty | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

This post originally appeared in Sightings, an online publication of the Martin Marty Center of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Do you kno...

Archbishop of Canterbury chooses pathetic over prophetic

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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?

African Christians Will Be Killed If Church Of England Accepts Gay Marriage, Suggests Archbishop

Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, stressed the need for a global focus when considering reform within the Church of England, specifically wi...

Top Bishop Invites Gay Clergy To Come Out

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading member of the Church of England has called on gay bishops to “come out” as England celebrated its first same-s...

Bats In The Belfry Are 'No Joke' For Church Of England

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Bats are making life unbearable for congregations by defecating on worshippers from roofs as well as bell towers, according ...