Jewish communities prepare to welcome int he New Year with services and family gatherings limited by the rule of six; People are suffering ‘moral injury’ in pandemic, unable to live their values due to restrictions; Research project to map interplay of faith, ethnicity and deprivation through the pandemic.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a more localised response to covid19 is welcomed for valuing the parish – the ‘church’s little platoons’. But commentators suggest the church itself has swung towards central command.
The Puritans’ pursuit of ‘further light’ has been abandoned by much of modern American evangelicalism
The Pilgrim fathers shaped the emerging American story through their religious convictions and strong belief in the common good and social gospel, now abandoned by much of modern US evangelicalism.
Faith activists join together to surround parliament as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests against climate change. \Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, was among the protesters.
St Margaret’s church in Rainham is employing a journalist to dig out stories about the local community after residents bemoaned the lack of neighbourhood news. The recruit is gay, an atheist from a Catholic upbringing, who says the church and journalists should work together to serve the community.
The Rev Azariah France Williams charts racism in the Church of England during a RMC zoom call. Speakers spoke of continuing campaigns and resistance to change.
Holiness and desire lie at the centre of the church of England’s wrangling over sexuality. In an RMC zoom briefing, Jessica Martin argues entrenched disagreements leave no space for complexity.
The Church of England has admitted that there are about 30 separate safeguarding inquiries under way into senior clergy including the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.