/December 2007 Articles

Playing safe

For our liberal friends Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally-conscious, socially-responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular [...]

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Beginning of the end?

George Austin looks at the relationship between Church and State and the role played by the monarch in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the limitations of the Act of Toleration From the moment in 597 that Augustine arrived in [...]

2017-09-30T18:31:57+00:00 December 2007 Articles|

Ravenna Statement

Ian Falconer reports on the recent RC-Orthodox agreement 'A modest first step'. So Cardinal Walter Kasper, leader of the l Roman Catholic delegation, described the Ravenna Statement. In October, the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox [...]

2017-09-30T18:30:30+00:00 December 2007 Articles|

Wales decision time

Alan Rabjohns provides an overview of the women bishops debate in the Church in Wales, and its importance as a possible indicator of things to come in other provinces of the Anglican Communion There has been much mention in these [...]

2017-09-30T18:29:58+00:00 December 2007 Articles|


In what looks like a rush to pre-empt the CofE, the Church in Wales has published a draft Bill to enable women to be ordained as bishops. It is a strange confection. It begins by claiming that it is 'now [...]

2017-09-30T18:29:29+00:00 December 2007 Articles|