Monthly Archives: November 2017

Clergy and Claims of Abuse

My Confusion Regarding Claims of Sexual Harassment Posted on November 14, 2017by Jayne Ozanne by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Part of my partner’s job is to deal with disciplinary complaints in his workplace. Among the matters … Continue reading

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A Question about the future celibacy of Catholic Priests

Is the celibacy of Catholic priests coming to an end? Andrew Brown Pope Francis has long considered allowing married clergy, but it has always been resisted by the church hierarchy. Now bishops in Brazil are in favour    Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Church of England and the gender debate

Sir, Your leading article (Nov 13) tells us of a 1,000 per cent increase in referrals of trans children in the past six years at the Tavistock clinic in London, suggesting a causal link between publicising gender fluidity and the … Continue reading

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Why Christian Conservatives Supported Donald Trump

EVANGELICAL AUTHOR ON WHY CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES SUPPORTED TRUMP Facebook76TwitterGoogle+Share Though he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots, the Electoral College carried Donald Trump across the line with razor thin victories in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Nationally, he … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage result: Australia votes ‘yes’

Australia has voted ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage; 61.6 per cent of people voted ‘yes’ and 38.4 per cent of people voted ‘no’; Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on politicians to respect the will of the people; Mr Turnbull wants … Continue reading

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Southern Evangelicals defend Roy Moore re paedophilia

SOUTHERN EVANGELICALS DEFEND PEDOPHILIA USING CATHOLIC LEGENDS Facebook217TwitterGoogle+Share This week’s allegations of predatory sexual behavior toward children by Alabama Republican Senate nominee, Roy Moore, are suffused with Christmas spirit, and I don’t just mean the detail that one of the 14-year-old girls … Continue reading

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Church of England schools revise bullying guidance

Church of England press release Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying tackled in new guidance for Church schools 13 November 2017 Guidance for the Church of England’s 4,700 schools published today aims to prevent pupils from having their self-worth diminished … Continue reading

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A New View on “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”.

RECONSIDERING “LOVE THE SINNER, HATE THE SIN”: AN INTERVIEW WITH ETHICIST ERIC REITAN. I never thought I’d have anything favorable to say about a book that presents a defense of “love the sinner, hate the sin” as a viable ethic … Continue reading

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US Religious Right now mired in ‘Trumpism’

BY PATRICIA MILLER  OCTOBER 18, 2017 – (Religion Dispatches) THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET There’s a certain satisfaction for those of us who came of age at the time of the Christian Right’s ascendency to see such widespread … Continue reading

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N.Z. Bishop Translated to Ripon in the Church of England

Bishop of Ripon: Helen-Ann Hartley 10 Downing Street announcement Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley with Bishop Nick Baines The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Macleod Hartley, MTheol, ThM, MPhil, DPhil, Bishop of Waikato in the Diocese … Continue reading

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