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Meeting ‘to prevent inconveniences’

The issues to be tackled at Lambeth 2008 are just the latest in a long line since 1867. David L. Edwards looks back at the history of the Lambeth Conference

THE INVENTION of the steamship made it possible to cross the Atlantic in reasonable time and comfort. The invention of the Lambeth Conference 141 years ago made it possible for the bishops of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada to let off steam in the London palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

They had become alarmed by the rulings of the judicial committee of the Privy Council, which had (it seemed to them) protected heresy in the persons of the Bishop of ...

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Lecturer in Biblical Studies

New Zealand

THE COLLEGE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST LECTURER IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (known as 'The Sir Paul Reeves' Lecturer') St John's Theological College (An Anglican Seminary of the Province of Aotearoa, New ...  Read More

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I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

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There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

Mon 22 Dec 14 @ 16:30
RT @MadsDaviesReally enjoyed listening to @JustinWelby's Desert Island Discs. Here's our report: http://t.co/mwkdOsg9n9

Mon 22 Dec 14 @ 9:59
The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem talks to the BBC about the state of the Middle East, much of which is in his diocese http://t.co/1B6JqqkNxN