CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Tricycle Theatre has invited the film festival back on the same terms as in previous years “with no restriction on funding from the Embassy of Israel in London.”
(RNS) The theater’s board decided not to host the festival under its current sponsorship arrangement because of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
(RNS) The new wording, approved on Sunday (July 13), only asks whether parents and godparents will "turn away from sin" and "reject evil."
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The first woman bishop could be named by the end of the year with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015. In parts of Africa, it may take longer.
(RNS) Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, who unexpectedly intervened saying it would not be “anti-Christian” to believe that terminally ill people should be allowed to die with dignity, supports the new bill.
(RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday (July 14).
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The House of Bishops (one of the three houses that governs the Church of England) bans gay clergy from marrying.
LONDON (RNS) Leaders of the Shiite community in the United Kingdom, about 5 percent of the total Muslim community, are doing all they can to tone down tension with Sunnis.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One unnamed school took advantage of a prior notice of inspection and hastily arranged special lessons for its students on Christianity.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Camelle Daley, who founded the label House of ilona, says it’s high time for a shake-up among Anglican clergy who, like Roman Catholic priests, still wear traditional black shirt and collar.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Government officials have launched an inquiry into 21 schools in the Birmingham area suspected of being a part of an Islamist plot.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Helen Ukpabio specializes in “liberating” captives in "deliverance sessions" and holds house meetings in London with people who believe she has power to expel demons.
LONDON (RNS) Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an urgent investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood amid growing fears that the organization is planning extremist activities in England. But the Brotherhood warns such a probe may lead to more terrorism.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alan Wilson, bishop of Buckingham, criticized the church’s stance of not recognizing same-sex marriage as “sheer cruelty” and “morally outrageous,” adding: ”Most gay people would be happier out, including bishops.”
(RNS) The report shows that on average in 2012, 800,000 adults, or 2 percent of the adult population, attended church on Sunday. That’s down from 1.6 million Sunday worshippers in 1968.