News in Brief
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
The Bible Society's new teal-coloured wristband, calling for Christians to
"live the story", was launched this month at the New Wine event. The bands
carry the message in Braille, as well as embossed lettering.
Further information from
Church tributes for Mo Mowlam
IRISH CHURCH LEADERS have paid tribute to Mo Mowlam, who died last Friday.
She was Northern Ireland Secretary in the period leading up to the Good Friday
Agreement. The RC Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Seán Brady, praised her
"unique and enduring contribution to Northern Ireland politics at a critical
time". The Revd Desmond Bain, President of the Irish Methodist Church, and the
Revd Ian Paisley also sent tributes.
Fabians call for disestablishment
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND should be treated in the same way as other
religions, and bishops should no longer automatically sit in the House of
Lords, says Sunder Katwala, the general secretary of the left-wing think tank
the Fabian Society, in a book to be published next month. He argues that
religions in Britain should be treated equally. Islam, Race and Being British,
edited by Madeleine Bunting, is available through the Guardian newspaper.
Ex-Anglican ordained in Spain
THE REVD DAVID GLIWITZKI, a married former Anglican priest who
served in Zimbabwe, was ordained priest in the Roman Catholic diocese of
Tenerife on Sunday. His ordination is thought to be unique in the RC Church in
Spain. He left Anglicanism after the vote in 1992 to ordain women to the
priesthood in the Church of England.
The memorial service for Brother Roger of Taizé at Leicester
Cathedral will be on Sunday 4 September at 2 p.m., and not as appeared last
week. We apologise for the error.