Monthly Archives: August 2015

Clothes designed for the kingdom of heaven

A New York exhibition shows how liturgical vestments embodied a language of belief Textiles (like this 17th-century silk) were woven with crosses in the Ottoman Empire even after the fall of Byzantium Photo: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 7:00AM BST 15 Aug … Continue reading

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Controversial Decision on Women Clergy Licensing

Multi-parish women’s licences found to be ‘deficient’ by Madeleine Davies Posted: 14 Aug 2015 @ 12:08 (CHURCH TIMES) ED RATZER/COMMONS Under licence: All Saints’, Cheltenham “UNRESTRICTED Licences” granted to two women priests in a multi-parish benefice that includes a parish … Continue reading

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ABY takes action against popular Lay Preacher

Jeremy Timm: further comment and reports – ‘Thinking Anglicans’ The Church Times has Reader ‘faced with choosing between marriage or ministry’ James Little, Team Rector of Howden Team Ministry, has published the following statement on Facebook The CT asked me … Continue reading

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Archbishop of York in Tonga – Climate Warming

Home > Oceania Polynesia: Archbishop of York plants for the future Posted on: August 5, 2015 11:04 AM Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa, Archbishop John and Margaret Sentamu. Photo Credit: Anglican Taonga Related Categories: Abp Halapua, Abp Sentamu, acen, climate change, … Continue reading

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Us (former USPG) Conference on Gender Justice

Spotlight on gender justice at Us annual conference Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:55 AM Ms Anjum Anwar MBE, exChange and Dialogue Development Officer for Blackburn Cathedral, leads a workshop looking at interreligious living. Photo Credit: Us/Leah Gordon [Us] Gender … Continue reading

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What is at stake for the Church and Same-Sex Marriage?

“We appear to be on the edge of a complete failure of communication within both Church and culture. Mark Vasey-Saunders goes on to comment about Open Church: ‘I should say clearly that I would defend to the utmost the need for … Continue reading

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‘Tablet’ Editorial on The Gospel and Gays

From the editor’s desk Gospels must point way on gay issues 30 July 2015 Can Pope Francis hold the Catholic Church together on the issue of homosexuality? A group of leading African bishops has already begun to organise itself to … Continue reading

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R.C. Hope for Extension of ‘gay’ Masses in England & Wales

Cardinal hopes gay Masses can be rolled out throughout Church in England and Wales 31 July 2015 12:30 by Joanna Moorhead A Westminster diocesan initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass has proved … Continue reading

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