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Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

A BISHOP has told of how he was caught up in the attack on the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday

MPs join row over Llandaff election

MPs join row over Llandaff election

WELSH MPs have joined a growing campaign to challenge the method of appointing the next Bishop of Llandaff, in the wake of the rejection of the Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, despite unanimous support from Llandaff representatives in the electoral college

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

THE Archbishop of Canterbury will spend 12 days in the Holy Land in early May, Lambeth Palace has announced

Conference proclaims the good news for animals

Conference proclaims the good news for animals

CHRISTIANS whose love and concern for animals had left them on the fringes of churches, or feeling like “kooks”, found solidarity in numbers this weekend, at a conference in Waterloo

Vicar’s dog boosts reading confidence

Vicar’s dog boosts reading confidence

PUPILS at St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School in Leigh, Greater Manchester, have been reading aloud to a dog, Brian, to help inspire confidence in their ability

Mixed tributes for Martin McGuinness

Mixed tributes for Martin McGuinness

THE death of the former IRA chief-of-staff-turned-politician and peace­broker Martin McGuinness, aged 66, early on Tuesday morning, has been met with a mixture of tributes from the senior politicians who helped to broker the Good Friday Agreement, and hostile comments from families who were victims of the IRA campaign of terror which, over 30 years, led to almost 1800 deaths

No easy fixes for preventing abuse, warns Freier

No easy fixes for preventing abuse, warns Freier

THE Australian Primate, the Most Revd Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne, appearing before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has warned against finding simple answers for abuse

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Making money work for others

Making money work for others

Continuing our Lent series on aspects of money, Matthew Bishop explores the links between philanthropy and faith  Subscribe to read more

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Books reviewed this week
Embodied Liturgy by Frank C. Senn, and others

Embodied Liturgy by Frank C. Sen...

Andrew Davison reads reflections on the incarnation of Christ

What Makes Us Human? by Mark Meynell & others

What Makes Us Human? by Mark Mey...

David Wilbourne looks at what it all means

Created and Creating by William Edgar

Created and Creating by William ...

Peter Forster finds a cultural manifesto variable in quality

What Mums Want (and Dads Need to Know) by Harry and Kate Benson

What Mums Want (and Dads Need to...

HARRY and Kate Benson share their secrets for how to keep a marriage alive

How TAP brings a smile

How TAP brings a smile

WHEN Rob and Sue’s boiler broke down, it could have spelled the end of Rob’s ordination training

Money disputes blamed for marital conflict

Money disputes blamed for marital conflict

MONEY is the main cause of arguments between couples in the UK, and trust is the most important factor that people look for in a rela­tionship, a new survey on marriage and relationships has suggested

Chapel to be revealed after 125 years

Chapel to be revealed after 125 years

A “SECRET” Victorian chapel at Oxford House, a charitable arts centre in Bethnal Green, east Lon­don, could be restored and reopened to the public for the first time in 125 years — with a little help, and £25,000 cash, from the community

‘Busyness’ leads to less volunteer time

‘Busyness’ leads to less volunteer time

FIGURES analysed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that, although more people in the UK are offering to volunteer today than previously, they are offering less time. In some age groups, such as those aged 25 to 34, the amount of volunteer time offered has shrunk from 15 minutes a day in 2000 to six minutes

DfID launches fund for UK development bodies

DfID launches fund for UK development bodies

SMALL British charities working in inter­national development are to benefit from a new fund announced by the Department for International Development (DfID) this week

MHA charity raises cash for befriending initiatives

MHA charity raises cash for befriending initiatives

AS LONELINESS and isolation in­­crease among the elderly, a charity has set up an initiative, Best Sunday for Ages, to raise money to pay for befriending services

Joint interest

Joint interest

Archbishop Welby met the actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie in Lambeth Palace, on Thursday of last week, to discuss the refugee crisis, sexual violence against women in conflict, and South Sudan

Study finds benefits to churchgoing

Study finds benefits to churchgoing

WEEKLY church attendance coun­ters some of the damage caused to people’s mental health by unem­ployment, an international study that has looked at the impact of un­­employment on well-being suggests

Schools suffer overall funding cuts

Schools suffer overall funding cuts

STATE schools in England are facing an overall budget cut, an education research group has found. As many as half the primary and secondary schools will lose between six and 11 per cent of funding per pupil by 2019-20, under the Gov­ernment’s new funding formula, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) says

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Bishop Butler voices concern for children in poverty; Professor McCord Adams dies; Bishops’ views on sex unwelcome in Becontree; Questions of sport to be asked in Lincoln; Aled Jones seeks choirs to join him on stage; Former Surrey vicar denies assault charges; Refugee resources from Church of Ireland

Geert Wilders’s party remains a threat, Dutch Christian ministers warn

Geert Wilders’s party remains a threat, Dutch Christian ministers warn

DUTCH opponents of Geert Wil­ders’s anti-Islamic right-wing popul­ism must not be complacent, despite his setback at last week’s election, Christian ministers have warned

One year on, agencies censure EU’s refugee agreement with Ankara

One year on, agencies censure EU’s refugee agreement with Ankara

ONE year after the EU and Turkey reached an agreement to stop the flow of Syrian and other re­­fugees into Europe, thousands of home­less people stranded in Greece are in a state of despair

Light becomes heavy

Light becomes heavy

Coopers Brewery has cancelled the release of a limited-edition light beer in association with the Bible Society to celebrate the charity’s 200th anniversay in Australia after a “light-hearted” video debate about marriage equality that formed part of its “Keeping it Light” publicity campaign sparked calls for a boycott

Burundian Primate to follow Moxon in Rome

Burundian Primate to follow Moxon in Rome

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the former Primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi, the Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, as the next director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Archbishop Ntaho­turi will be the first African to take up the post, in September, after the current director, Archbishop David Moxon, retires in June

Escaping violence

Escaping violence

An anima­tion about a young Eritrean girl who journeyed across Africa and Europe to the UK to escape viol­ence in her homeland has been short­listed for the annual Sandford St Martin Awards, in the children’s cate­gory

World news in brief

World news in brief

Mafia ‘godfathers’ banned as godfathers; Kunong ordered to compensate Central African Province; Vatican audience seen as progress after Rwandan genocide; Primate rebukes apologist for Indian Residential Schools

Doing without bacon rolls and paintball

Doing without bacon rolls and paintball

To base ‘men’s ministry’ on tired stereotypes is not necessary, and may be unhelpful, argues Anne Bennett

Beyond the liberal consensus

Beyond the liberal consensus

Progressives in the C of E need to cultivate a politics of persuasion, says James Walters

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