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C of E investors seek to dethrone 'old king coal'

C of E investors seek to dethrone

THE national investment bodies (NIBs) of the Church of England have announced a £12-million disinvestment from two of the most polluting fuels

Legal battle over changes to a disabled charity’s ethos

Legal battle over changes to a disabled charity’s ethos

A LONG-STANDING row in Botton Village, a Christian community set up for people with learning disabilities, has led to a High Court battle between the charity that runs the village and those who live with the disabled residents

Welby applauds mainstreaming of restorative justice

Welby applauds mainstreaming of restorative justice

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has praised a restorative-justice project that has just had its government funding cut

Oldest tree looks under the weather

Oldest tree looks under the weather

THERE are concerns the oldest living tree in England, the Ashbrittle yew, might be dying 

Fittall and Croft speak up for church reform proposals

Fittall and Croft speak up for church reform proposals

THE Secretary General of the General Synod, William Fittall, has led a robust defence of the proposed Reform and Renewal programme

Work starts on Westminster Abbey’s secret space

Work starts on Westminster Abbey’s secret space

IN AN unremarkable corner of Westminster Abbey is a wooden door marked "Private". Behind it are 78 wooden steps spiralling upwards in a narrow staircase. And at the top of those is one of the Abbey's hidden treasures: what John Betjeman once called "the greatest view in Europe"

Trusting in heat-proof microdots

Trusting in heat-proof microdots

THE Archdeacon of Boston, responsible for two Lincolnshire churches from which more than two tonnes of lead was stolen, has described her despair at the theft

School forced to change rules after parents cheat

School forced to change rules after parents cheat

A C OF E school in South London has decided to prioritise admitting local children rather than those from churchgoing families

Bishop lives on £1-a-day diet of bananas, onions, and beans

Bishop lives on £1-a-day diet of bananas, onions, and beans

THE Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock, is attempting to "live below the line" for a week

Be heroes, Tearfund urges

Be heroes, Tearfund urges

EATING for £1 a day may seem like a drop in the ocean when faced with a warning that "the earth's life-support systems are now being stretched to breaking point", but the new message from Tearfund is that it will be changes made by "ordinary heroes" that will change the world

Gallipoli centenary marked at home and Down Under

Gallipoli centenary marked at home and Down Under

THE 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign is marked in Coventry, London, Australia and New Zealand

Gifts restore dignity to Islamic State victims

Gifts restore dignity to Islamic State victims

A WOMAN from Brighton, who has organised collections of clothing and other items for Iraqis forced from their homes by Islamic State (IS), is starting a special campaign to help victims of sexual violence

Political parties petitioned to prioritise Middle East Christians as election looms

Political parties petitioned to prioritise Middle East Christians as election looms

CHURCH groups have been active in the last few days before the General Election next Thursday

Northern Irish Health Minister resigns after anti-gay remark

Northern Irish Health Minister resigns after anti-gay remark

THE Northern Irish Assembly Health Minister, Jim Wells, resigned on Monday over alleged homophobic remarks

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Judge grants review of policy on assisted dying | Church leaders unite to condemn combing | Bishop calls for an end to reliance on coal | St Bees School to close | Call for nine days of prayer

CPA: 'It's obvious that we need a Christian alternative'

CPA:

THE Christian People's Alliance (CPA) is the "natural home" of Conservative voters who are angry about the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the party's leader has said

Clergy are office-holders, not employees, appeal court rules

Clergy are office-holders, not employees, appeal court rules

THE Court of Appeal has rejected claims from the Unite union that beneficed clergy with freehold should be treated as employees or workers

Broadbent rounds on critics of renewal policy

Broadbent rounds on critics of renewal policy

A ROBUST defence of the Archbishops' programme Reform and Renewal was made at a gathering of Evangelicals last week, after critics questioned its theology and methodology

Baines challenges GAFCON's 'selective' communiqué

Baines challenges GAFCON

NO longer convinced that an "eirenic" response is the right one, the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, has accused GAFCON of "misinformation, misrepresentation and selective re-writing of history"

Dr Morgan enters ‘dangerous waters’ with voting advice

Dr Morgan enters ‘dangerous waters’ with voting advice

CHRISTIANS should vote for policies "that will be of most benefit to the common good", the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said in his presidential address to members of the Church in Wales Governing Body

Bid to change handling of fees rejected

Bid to change handling of fees rejected

AN ATTEMPT by the Representative Body - the ultimate legal trustees of the Church in Wales - to reallocate fees from weddings and funerals to diocesan boards of finance rather than the clergy who take the occasional offices was rejected by the Governing Body after a fierce debate

Church in Wales debates "disappointing" gender-equality report

Church in Wales debates "disappointing" gender-equality report

A REPORT on gender equality in the Church in Wales caused controversy for the Governing Body, with a heated debate spread over the two days

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Bishop of Durham responds to safeguarding warning | Sentamu: Don't hire employees at 'the cheapest price' | Psychologists warn against austerity cuts | CCT recognised in EU prize-giving

TAP: Stephen Srikantha

TAP: Stephen Srikantha

HOW the Church Times TAP fund is helping one ordinand

Archbishop and Pope unite in call for EU help for migrants

Archbishop and Pope unite in call for EU help for migrants

THE Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis have demanded that European nations take in more of the migrants who are fleeing North Africa and the Middle East, days after hundreds were feared to have died after their boats sank in the Mediterranean

Cameron and Miliband vie for Black Churches’ votes

Cameron and Miliband vie for Black Churches’ votes

THE two men most likely to be Britain's next Prime Minister have been courting the votes of black-majority churchgoers. David Cameron and Ed Miliband are touring the country in an attempt to secure an edge on 7 May. Last weekend, both headed to worship gatherings near the...

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Health: Blessed, but not with a child

Health: Blessed, but not with a child

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Overturning the vested interest

It was Keir Hardie's Christianity that inspired his politics, and his contribution to the Labour movement, says Gordon Brown  Read More

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Consultation on Ukraine condemns the spread of pro-Russian separtist ideology http://t.co/VMnuUwBH8x http://t.co/3ohzR2Vbb8