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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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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’

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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’

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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

By Trevor Grundy — 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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