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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 ...

Big Media Events And The Churches That Put Them On

Pierre Whalon | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Two major media events splashed across the screens of the world -- the royal wedding and John Paul II's beatification -- that showed vividly the similarities and differences between the churches.

Church Of England Says Attendance Is Growing At Cathedrals

Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, ENGLAND (RNS/ENInews) In a challenge to conventional wisdom that church attendance is plummeting a...

Royal Wedding Emphasizes Church-State Ties

Posted 06.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) When Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle at Westminster Abbey o...

Kate Middleton Confirmed In Church Of England

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

LONDON -- Kate Middleton has been confirmed as a member of the Church of England as she prepares to marry Prince William. St. James's Palace acknowle...

Royal Wedding Prayers: Anglicans, Catholics Publish Official Blessings For Will And Kate

Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion

The Church of England has published a special prayer in anticipation of the wedding of Prince William to his fiancee, Kate Middleton. The prayer is...

Anglican Priest Arrested On 'Sham Marriage' Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A Church of England vicar has been arrested in Britain's second major police investigation in as many y...

English Catholics Claim 900 Anglican Converts

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LONDON — About 900 members of the Church of England have taken the first step toward becoming Catholics, the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wa...

After A Century, Why Mysticism Still Inspires

Carl McColman | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Carl McColman

Underhill emphasized that mysticism was not just for the religious elite, but for anyone who truly sought to live a transcendent life that unites the present moment with the glory of eternity.

Former Church of England Head Bemoans Secularization of Christmas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON -- Former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has slammed attempts to "air-brush" Christianity out...

Church Of England Gives OK To Anglican Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) The Church of England, defying opposition from its traditionalist wing, has given its support to a g...

Pete Broadbent, Church Of England Bishop, Apologizes To William And Kate After Facebook Diss

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Church of England bishop issued a formal apology to the newly-engaged Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, after the clergyman posted a no...

Five Anglican Bishops Leave For Roman Catholic Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the...

Bishop Compares Fight Over Female Bishops To World War II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A leading bishop in the Church of England has triggered fury in British religious circles by likenin...

Church Of England Decides To Allow Women Bishops

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The Church of England national assembly decided Monday that women should be allowed to become bishops, making only minor concessions to...

Rev Jeffrey John: Church Of England's First Gay Bishop?

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The Church of England may be on the verge of promoting a gay priest to bishop, a step that would widen the split over sexuality in the ...

Let's Save the Real Avatar

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bianca Jagger

I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.

Church Of England To Consider Women Bishops -- Again

Religion News Service | By Trevor Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service LONDON (RNS/ENInews) The contentious issue of women bishops will once again be debated by the Church of Englan...

It's Hats-Off To Female Bishop, And Not In A Good Way

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Q: When is a hat more than a hat? A: When the hat is a bishop's miter, and belongs to the female head of...

Mitregate: Anglicans in Crisis Over a Woman's Hat!

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

It is particularly galling to American Episcopalians to have the Archbishop of Canterbury direct their Presiding Bishop not to display any signs of her spiritual authority.

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."

June 15: King John Signs Magna Carta

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Many people, especially those who write articles on this subject for Wikipedia, would say the Magna Carta is the most influential and important foundation of constitutional law.

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

Michael Nazir-Ali, Church Of England Bishop, Says Gays Should 'Repent'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A senior Church of England bishop has angered gay-rights campaigners by saying homosexuals should repent. Archbishop of Rochester Mich...

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Let's ensure that history does not remember us just as "consumers" of the earth and its resources, but as people who take seriously the God-given mandate to "serve and preserve" the earth.