THE Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church is to take a
firmer line against companies in which it invests when they fail to
appoint women to their boards.
Summer broke into a damp and cloudy June evening on Tuesday at a
gala opening for Winchester Cathedral's "Symphony of Flowers".
CHRISTIAN organisations and governments around the world are
considering how to respond to the latest prediction from the UN
that ten million Syrians will need aid by the end of this year.
BOLTON WANDERERS FC has reversed its decision to allow its club
kit to be sponsored by QuickQuid, an online lending firm, after a
campaign led by a Christian fan.
The campaign group WATCH has expressed strong support for the
legislative proposals for women bishops set out by the House of
Bishops, in which it sees an "unequivocal" commitment to women in
Down with the kids: a new mural, Breakdancing Jesus, painted
by the artist Cosmo Sarson over four days, using 1kg of glitter,
beside the Canteen, an arts venue in Stokes Croft, Bristol
HUNDREDS of confetti petals danced like butterflies in the space
beneath the dome of St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday evening of last
week, as members of the diocese of London made individual pledges
to build a more "confident, compassionate, and creative"
THE national religious-education awards, presented jointly by
the Hockerill Trust and the National Association of Teachers of RE,
attracted only 14 entrants this year - ten secondary schools, and
four primary, it emerged this week.
PASSING the buck to the Charity Commission by asking it to
determine whether a charity passes the public-benefit test has been
an "administrative and financial disaster", the Public
Administration Select Committee ruled last week.
ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, Nottingham, has been praised for its
"contemporary" feel and "innovative" learning methods by inspectors
from the Ministry Division of the Archbishops' Council.
THE centenary of the start of the First World War will be
marked by a candlelit vigil in Westminster Abbey on 4 August 2014.
The vigil will end at 11 p.m. - the moment that war was declared. A
four-year, £50-million centenary programme has been unveiled by the
THE Bishops of Bradford and Leicester have signed a
letter to the Prime Minister which accuses members of his
Government of misusing data "to undermine the credibility of
A POSTGRADUATE course in- tended to help students to "think and
reflect theologically on the role of the media in a global society"
has been validated, and will take students from September.
IN A scene worthy of Alfred Hitchcock, angry seagulls have
thwarted the attempts of fund-raisers to scale a church tower in
Loss of media museum 'hits deprived' - Baines THE threatened
closure of the National Media Museum in Bradford revealed a
London-centric bias and would deliver another blow to those already
being "deprived at every turn", the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd
Nick Baines, wrote...
Pat Ashworth reports from the meeting of
the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church
General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church: Gay
General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal
Church: Theological Education, Retirement age, Hunger summit,
Living wage, In brief
A UN study has found that children with disabilities are the
most marginalised in the world. The UNICEF report The
State of the World's Children (2013) suggests that
disabled children are more likely to suffer from a lack of
education, and from poverty, hunger, and physical and sexual
violence, because of their disability.
CHURCH leaders and Western ambassadors in Bahrain are meeting on
Monday to discuss a strategy to deal with an impending problem: the
Christian cemetery on the island is likely to run out of space
within two years.
Photo: Smoking barrier: the Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia
Triada is framed by a burning barricade during clashes in Taksim
Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday.
Children from the Rainbow-Hill Christian school sing outside the
house of Nelson Mandela, on Tuesday. The former South African
president, who is 94, has been in hospital being treated for a lung
Moscow Patriarch urges monks to go offline; Bible 'most
read book' in United States; All Africa Conference gathers in
THE Anglican Communion might never reach agreement about
same-sex relationships, the Bishop of Gippsland, in Victoria, the
Rt Revd John McIntyre, has told his annual diocesan synod.
THE rain held off for the final group matches of the 2013
Church Times Cricket Cup this week. Winchester and
Chichester played at Seaford College, Petworth, on Monday to decide
the group winner.
St Albans: IT MAKES a much more positive story
than the "dwindling congregations" cliché so beloved of secular
journalists. The BBC Three Counties Radio station picked up a
report from the diocesan newspaper that record numbers of
people were offering themselves for ordination, and decided to
interview some of them.
Liverpool: YOU do not often find an altar in a
cathedral chapter house, but at Liverpool there is one,
and it has a special wartime history.