Monthly Archives: May 2012

Same-Sex Therapist Loses Appeal Against Ruling

by Madeleine Davies Not accredited: Lesley Pilkington, the psychotherapist who lost her appeal against the BACP’s removal of her accreditation this week, appearing on Channel 4 News on Tuesday   DISCIPLINARY action against a Christian psychotherapist who counsels people with “unwanted … Continue reading

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‘Forward in Faith’ Network Cautiously Welcomes H.o.B Amendments

Forward in Faith responds to House of Bishops on changes to draft legislation Forward in Faith UK has published this response: Statement from Forward in Faith May 23, 2012 Forward in Faith welcomes the amendments to the draft legislation on women bishops … Continue reading

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Bishop Alan’s Blog – on ‘Swimmin’ with the Wimmin’

Swimmin with the Wimmin part 94 So what was the women bishops result? I don’t really know, of course, not being part of the house of bishops, but preliminary indications are pretty much that things can roll forward.Bishop Pete Broadbent, … Continue reading

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Bishop Pete Broadbent on the C.of E. House of Bishops’ Amendments

Women Bishops – what the House of Bishops amendments mean There’s a fair amount going round the Twittersphere analysing the House of Bishops’ amendments to the Women Bishops Measure. The debate at the last Synodasked the House not to make … Continue reading

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WATCH Response to House of Bishops’ Changes to Draft Legislation

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 WATCH responds to House of Bishops on changes to draft legislation WATCH (Women and the Church) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY 22nd MAY 2012 10.15am House of Bishops Discussion Outcome : Women Bishops Legislation WATCH (Women and the Church) is … Continue reading

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A Comment on the C.of E. Press Release on women Bishops Legislation

The Sheep Unpicks The Worst Press Release Ever The Church of England made a press release today which was really quite difficult to understand. Ruthie Gledhill dubbed it ‘the worst-written press release since the Reformation’. I have had a go at translating … Continue reading

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German R.C. Bishop Affirms Committed Same-Sex Relationships

Catholic Archbishop reported to advocate equal treatment for homosexuals in long-term relationships       –   (article from ‘Episcopal Cafe’ web-site) Interesting news out of Germany– the Catholic Archbishop of Berlin has reportedly come out in favor of treating those … Continue reading

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Group of Women in the C.of E. Sign Petition Against Women Bishops

UK: Female churchgoers sign petition against women bishops The General Synod is to hold a final vote on the creation of female bishops in July BBC News May 20, 2012 More than 2,000 female members of the Church of England have signed … Continue reading

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Six Aspects to the Role of the next Archbishop of Canterbury

There are six principal aspects to the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury: 1.            The Archbishop is the Bishop of the Canterbury Diocese. He has delegated much of his responsibility for the diocese to the Bishop of Dover, who leads … Continue reading

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Christianity and Secularism – 2 Roman Catholic Voices

Secularism – good or bad? Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor take opposing views 17 May 2012, 9:00 The two most senior clerics in England and Wales set out on the same day contrasting visions of the threats posed to Christianity … Continue reading

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