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January 14, 2014

[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, will have its first girls’ choir perform since it was rebuilt nearly 1,000 years ago. On Jan. 25...

August 8, 2013

The British government’s the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controversial “go home” bus and van campaign has drawn criticism. Photo: www.gov.uk [Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Two bishops — one Anglican, the other Roman...

July 29, 2013

[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially...

July 27, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Scotland announced on July 25 it will allow same-sex weddings as early as 2015, becoming the first country in the United Kingdom to do so. “We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal, and...

May 1, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” “All the deceits of the world, the flesh and the devil.” “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.” Shakespeare? The King James Bible? Close — the Anglican Book of...

March 15, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] The U.K. government on March 15 launched a 12-week consultation in England and Wales that is widely expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage, despite strong opposition from the Roman...

December 15, 2011

[Ecumenical News International] The Anglican bishop of Durham is urging a wealthy businessman and the commissioners who manage the Church of England’s assets to “look afresh at what can be done” to keep a set of 17th-...

November 3, 2011

Same-sex couples will be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship in England and Wales, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced in the U.K. Parliament on Nov. 2. "The government is advancing...

November 2, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Canterbury, England] Same-sex couples will be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship in England and Wales, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced in the U.K. Parliament...

November 1, 2011

Roman Catholics and leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where Queen Elizabeth II serves as head of state have welcomed an announcement by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron about changes to the royal succession that include allowing...

September 26, 2011

The Scottish government has begun a 14-week public consultation, running from 2 September to 9 December, on the question of legalizing marriage for gay couples, encouraging individuals and groups such as religious organizations to take...

August 30, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is planning to visit Zimbabwe in October as part of a wider trip to Africa and hopes to meet with President Robert Mugabe to discuss a brutal dispute over church properties. Williams will be...

July 29, 2011

One of the Anglican church's most committed activists in the fight to roll back malaria in Africa and other parts of the world has returned home to Mozambique after a tour of the United Kingdom, where he met with members and...

July 11, 2011

The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) said it will consider selling its 3.8 million-pound (US$6 million) investment in News Corp. unless the media organization conducts a full and open inquiry into a phone...

June 16, 2011

Leaders of the Church of England and the Methodist Church have been urged to work more closely in the future in order to strengthen Christian unity. A statement issued by the Church of England's communications office on June 16 said the...

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