Tag: Conscience

The Dys-established Church

Ponder with me for a moment the hypocrisy of the scene. In the House of Commons stands a man, Tony Baldry by name, who has the formal title of “Second Church Estates Commissioner”. He stands in his role as representing

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Guest Post – Remembering Rowan

The following is a guest post by Revd Richard England, a Curate in Derby Diocese about to move to his first incumbency. ————- Remembering Rowan: A Voice from the Trenches Lots of people will be writing obituaries of Archbishop Rowan’s

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The London Letter

Changing Attitude today published the text of a letter that was referred to in a piece in the London Times. It was signed by 120 or so clergy (not all of whom are parish priests or full-time stipended clergy) and

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Shahbaz Bhatti – Martyr

Shabaz Bhatti – Martyred earlier today As a Christian, I believe Jesus is my strength. He has given me a power and wisdom and motivation to serve suffering humanity. I follow the principles of my conscience, and I am ready

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Double Standards?

Methinks John Richardson makes a marvellous point. Some would regard the termination of the period of reception by the fiat of Synod as a job well done. Others, however, would regard it as a betrayal, not least of the talk,

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Thou Shalt Steal After All

Dear me. Father Tim has got himself into a bit of a pickle hasn’t he? A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times. Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of

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