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Trevor Grundy

Trevor Grundy is an author at Religion News Service.

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Welby praised for ‘honesty’ over paternity shocker

April 10, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The stunning news that the Anglican leader’s biological father was not his mother’s husband may bring the elite-educated primate closer to the people.

A majority of people in Scotland have no religion

April 5, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Only 20 percent say they belong to the Church of Scotland — the Presbyterian Church that for so long dominated life in that country.

Charismatic movement gains as Church of England sputters

March 29, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Hundreds of Pentecostal and charismatic churches draw young, black, Asian and mixed-race Brits.

Dropping ‘Easter’ from eggs sparks culture war in England

March 24, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The chocolate companies denied claims they were deliberately trying to distance Easter eggs from their religious origin.

Report finds Church of England failed to deal with sex abuse by clergy

March 16, 2016

(RNS) An independent review commission finds clergy failed to act in the case of an altar boy who was “sadistically” assaulted.

Top Anglican archbishop: Fear of refugees ‘entirely reasonable’

March 11, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The archbishop also rejected as “absolutely outrageous” claims that people worried about refugees were racist.

Anglican bishop: It is a Christian duty to give blood, organs

February 16, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Christians and their families need reassurance that there are no theological problems with giving blood or tissue, says an Anglican bishop.

Henry VIII’s chapel hosts Catholic prayers for the first time in 450 years

February 10, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The service was a symbolic act cementing growing ties between this country’s two leading Christian faiths, Catholicism and Anglicanism, divided since the Reformation.

Publisher pulls all copies of controversial new book on Church of England

February 5, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Speculation mounted that the book was pulled because it contains a disputed passage about the sexual activities of various Church of England bishops.

London bishop urges vicars to grow beards as way of reaching Muslims

January 25, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Bishop of London said two Anglican vicars should be commended for growing full beards, as do some Jews and Muslims.

Anglican leaders downplay censure of Episcopal Church

January 15, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Exclusion of Episcopal Church from governance was “not a sanction; it’s a consequence” of its moves to allow clergy to perform same-sex marriages, the archbishop of Canterbury said.

Archbishop Justin Welby: ‘Reconciliation doesn’t always mean agreement’

January 11, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Archbishop Justin Welby said the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion would still be a “family” even if some national churches went their “separate ways.”

Vatican relics headed to Anglican cathedral for display as pivotal summit nears

January 6, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Valued at $365,505, a crozier handle will be on view to the public and the 38 Anglican prelates gathering this weekend for a make-or-break meeting of the 80 million-strong Anglican Communion.

Jewish and Muslim hate crimes soar in London

December 30, 2015

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The rise may also be a sign that Britain’s 280,000 Jews and estimated 2.7 million Muslims are more willing to report hate crime violations to the police.

Dial back Christianity in British official life, make room for secularism, says new report

December 8, 2015

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England is outraged by recommendations that would diminish its dominance in public life to make room for other faiths and unbelievers.

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