Tag: Proposals

Changing 5.1.c

A number of proposals for reworking clause 5(1) c of the Women Bishop’s Measure have been published. Here’s the offering by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes. Therefore, the legislation: 3.1  Must allow women bishops with no element of discrimination, against either them or male

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ComRes MPs Poll on Gender Neutral Marriage

Extraordinary. ComRes have released the details of a poll commissioned by C4M that details widespread disinterest and concern amongst MPs of all political persuasion with the Government’s proposals on redefining marriage. Some highlights: 60% of all MPs think the issue

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Human Sexuality Group invites Submissions

The game is on! The group chaired by Sir Joseph Pilling to advise the House of Bishops on the Church of England’s approach to human sexuality has invited submissions. Written submissions can be sent, to arrive by 31 May, to: Sexuality

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Sam Norton on the Future of the Church of England

Controversial, but powerful stuff. The general problem remains, however. The nature of the ministry than a priest is called to, in the way that Rowan articulates, is – to generalise hugely – a ministry that will become rarer and rarer

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A Thought on the Current Abortion Furore

There is nothing in Nadine Dorries’ proposals that prevents BPAS or Marie Stopes setting up a separate counselling arm that is financially independent of the abortion clinic and continuing to offer independent counselling. What would be stopped is that independent

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Consultation Paper on Civil Partnerships in Religious Premises

The government has issued a consultation paper on the proposals to extend the registration of civil partnerships to religious premises. The paper invites interested parties to feedback on the proposals that the government has on how this move should be

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