Students query Lord Carey's photograph
STUDENTS from King's College, London's LGBT Liberation
Association want the university to take down a picture of the
former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, from the outside
of the campus building because of his remarks on gay
relationships. Lord Carey told Conservative activists in 2012
that homosexual relationships should not be put on the same level
as heterosexual ones. The association's leader, Ben Hunt, told the
campus newspaper Roar that he had had a meeting with the
Principal of King's, who agreed that the alumni represented outside
the building needed to be "refreshed". King's has denied that it
has plans to remove any of the images as part of a proposed
redevelopment of their Strand campus.
Welby appointed investment adviser
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has been named as a key adviser on
responsible investment for an asset-management firm, F&C
Investments, which in 2013 managed £83 billion of assets. The
Archbishop will chair its newly formed Responsible Investment
Advisory Council: six experts on financial ethics, who will advise
Survey suggests Hebdo-attack
MORE than one in four British Muslims can sympathise with the
motives of the terrorists who attacked the offices of the French
magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, according to a
new poll on behalf of Radio 4's Today programme.
Twenty-seven per cent of the 1000 Muslims surveyed said that they
could understand the motives that drove the killers, and 24 per
cent believed that acts of violence were sometimes justified
against people who published offensive images of the Prophet
Muhammad. Eighty per cent said they were deeply offended when
images of the Prophet Muhammad were published.
Large bequest for Sherborne Abbey
A FORMER Royal Navy commander, Vincent Evans, has left his
entire estate, worth nearly £2 million, to Sherborne Abbey.
Commander Evans, who died in November, aged 90, without any
children, was a member of the Abbey's choir. His bequest was left
to the PCC, with no restrictions. Commander Evans became a
chartered marine engineer after graduating from Cambridge. He
retired from the Navy in 1976. His obituary on his former school's
website (Merchant Taylors) described him as "a perceptive, talented
and generous man who lived life fully, his Christian faith his
Micro-finance award for Archbishop's
A MICRO-FINANCE initiative founded by the former Archbishop of
Tanzania, the Most Revd Donald Mtetemela, has won an award for
helping people out of poverty through the use of mobile phones.
Archbishop Mtetemela's organisation, the Mama Bahati Foundation,
collected its award for innovation in sustainability at the House
of Commons earlier this month. The foundation offers small loans to
small African businesses via their mobile phones, which frees them
from the risk of carrying around cash.
Correction: In our General Synod coverage (20
February) we misreported a contribution by Anne Martin to the
debate on multi-parish benefices. She praised the report
Growing the Rural Church for the acknowledgement it gave
to the importance of ecumenical partnerships. Her criticism of a
lack of ecumenical focus was reserved for the task-group reports.