Tag: Church of England


British-Pakistani Bishop Calls for Burqa Ban

Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistan-born former Bishop of Rochester, has weighed into the controversy around Islamic face veils to call for a near-total ban on the garments, supported by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

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Tories Demand Church Make Clergy Less White and Male

Tory MPs have urged the Church of England to “get on with” plans to drive up the percentage of ethnic minorities among its clergy members. During questions to the church’s representative in the Commons, Caroline Spelman, on Thursday, three politicians

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Archbishop of Canterbury Declares Sudan a New Anglican Province

AFP — Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north. The Anglican church in Sudan, a majority Muslim country,


Archbishop: Church of England ‘Colluded’ to Hide Sex Abuse

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized to


Church of England Reviving with Rise in Patriotism

The decline of the Church of England may have been arrested by a rise in patriotism, according to a report by a professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.