/October 1996 Articles

REFORM UPDATE

Low-Key, Sensitive and Carefully Monitored CHRISTIANS IN SOUTHWARK Diocese are coming to the realisation that something very sinister is to take place in and around their cathedral on November 16. A “low-key, sensitive, carefully monitored celebration” (all descriptions given months [...]

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

More of the Same NOTHING UNUSUAL has happened since I wrote last month, though the Presiding Bishop did support Pres. Clinton's veto of a bill banning partial birth abortions, and did support a bill giving homosexual couples all the rights [...]

2017-06-03T23:14:55+00:00 October 1996 Articles|

LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

Little Green Men and Big Questions by Paul Richardson THE DISCOVERY of possible evidence for life on Mars proved a boon for Australia’s most prolific theologian. Dr Paul Davies, an English physicist who migrated to Adelaide in 1990, would not [...]

2017-06-03T23:14:12+00:00 October 1996 Articles|

SYNOD INSIDER 1996

Synodical Liturgiology WHEN I WAS FIRST elected to the General Synod in 1980, some of the veterans who had been members of the previous Synod spoke in pained terms of the marathon sessions they had endured as the text of [...]

2017-06-03T23:13:29+00:00 October 1996 Articles|

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

BROKEN RITES by Geoffrey Kirk BY A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE, on the very day that Channel Four was pursuing me to appear on a discussion programme about clerical celibacy, my PCC secretary passed on an appeal for money from a group [...]

2017-06-03T23:12:36+00:00 October 1996 Articles|

30 Days

CLEAVE HO! As the Southwark Cathedral celebration of 20 years of Lesbian and Gay Christian movement draws nearer - so the Postbag of the organisers of the alternative Day of Prayer and Fasting continues to grow. One curious anonymous diatribe [...]

2017-06-03T23:11:53+00:00 October 1996 Articles|

FIF UPDATE

The Third Forward in Faith National Assembly The Third National Assembly took place at The Camden Centre, London WC1 on Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21st September. Some 550 delegates, elected by the nationwide membership of Forward in Faith, were [...]

2017-06-03T23:09:19+00:00 October 1996 Articles|