We have made a further compilation of “Quick Answers” to questions which have arisen from searches of, or comments during the past couple of weeks, providing links to our blog posts addressing these issues. One question which was not asked was “Will the world end on 23rd September?“; according to the Daily Star, “Lambeth Palace, the Most Rev Justin Welby’s office, finally referred us to a list of official church scholars who could comment”, of which “only one theologian came forward”: a link to Dr Ian Paul’s post is included below, but if you are reading this post, you probably know the answer already. Continue reading →
Bishop Pete Broadbent, Acting Bishop of London has issued the following statement regarding the recent decision of St Sepulchre, “the Musicians’ Church” to suspend its external hire programme. Continue reading →
In this guest post, cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law blog, Javier García Oliva looks at the wider constitutional implications of two recent cases involving children and religion.
Two high-profile cases concerning the approach of public authorities towards religion and identity, where the care and future of looked after children were concerned, have featured this summer.
The Church of England has published its ministry statistics for 2016, which indicate inter alia the number of women in ordained ministry is at a record high. A copy of the Press Releaseis reproduced below. Continue reading →
The Prayer Book Society (PBS) has announced that first-year students in theological colleges across the country are to receive a brand new glossary to assist their understanding of The Book of Common Prayer which is handed to them by the PBS at the start of their studies. Continue reading →
From the Prime Minister’s speech in Florence on Friday:
“Where there is uncertainty around underlying EU law, I want the UK courts to be able to take into account the judgments of the European Court of Justice with a view to ensuring consistent interpretation. On this basis, I hope our teams can reach firm agreement quickly.” Continue reading →