(RNS) — How should we celebrate Christmas? Pay off others' debts, for a start, and dismantle and rebuild systems that keep people in poverty.
LONDON (RNS) — The Dec. 12 national election has brought unaccustomed denunciations from Britain's top religious figures against discrimination based on faith.
(RNS) — The boycott widens the split within the communion, which has struggled to stay together despite doctrinal differences over the ordination of homosexuals and blessing of same-sex unions.
LONDON (RNS) — A university that customarily offers hospitality to convening clergy is bucking the archbishop of Canterbury's attempt to ban same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian bishops.
LONDON (RNS) — The archbishop's decision to exclude three same-sex spouses from North America has caused soul-searching and outrage on both sides of the Atlantic.
LONDON (RNS) — For the past two years the Church of England has committed itself to developing a strong presence online, with a particular target of attracting people who do not regularly go to church.
(RNS) — Bishop Michael Curry’s address will be numbered among history’s great sermons 'because of who he is, what he said, where he said it and how he said it.'
It has to do with same-sex marriage.
LONDON (RNS) — Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion — who himself has come under some criticism for his handling of abuse cases — told the commission Wednesday (March 21) that the church needs new powers to safeguard children.
LONDON (RNS) — 'People nowadays expect and demand a quick response if they contact you. And there are some people who seem to feel free to express their anger to clergy in a way they would never do to someone else,' one priest explained.
LONDON (RNS) — This past year was a trying one for Justin Welby — but he could be in for greater trials.
(RNS) — The prince and the American actress don't face the obstacles the Church of England posed for King Edward VIII, who loved another divorced American.
LONDON (RNS) — Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has indicated how difficult the meeting is likely to be, saying that the leaders of the Anglican provinces would gather together to pray, and even 'to weep with one another.'
LONDON (RNS) — In June, the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is part of the Anglican Communion, announced that it was allowing gay weddings after its synod voted to amend its canon law on marriage.
LONDON (RNS) George Carey’s resignation highlights how church institutions are shifting their focus to punishing church officials for their roles in covering up child sex abuse by priests, even as some criticize them for not sufficiently addressing victims' needs.