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May 11, 2011

Religious leaders are hailing Queen Elizabeth II's historic state visit to Ireland next week as a sign of reconciliation following centuries of sectarian hatred and violence. Arriving in Dublin on May 17 for a four-day visit, the queen...

May 4, 2011

Five days after one of Britain's great churches, London's Westminster Abbey, was seen on television by millions as the site of a royal wedding, the Church of England released statistics showing that weekly attendance at its 43 cathedrals...

April 25, 2011

When Prince William and Kate Middleton walk down the aisle at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29, England's unique and historic ties between church and state will be on full display. Some here think -- even hope -- it could also be...

October 18, 2010

Human rights activists have praised Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for showing concern about the safety problems failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers face if they are forced to return and live under the regime of President Robert...

September 28, 2010

The 25, not-so-young, white, Christian supporters of Africa met in an almost empty London church, which had been partly destroyed in the Second World War, to hear the Anglican bishop of Angola, Andre Soares, talk about, "the real issues"...

June 1, 2010

The international director of the 2010 World Missionary Conference, South African-born Daryl Balia, says he has been suspended from his job, two days before the start of the gathering in Edinburgh to commemorate a conference of the same...

February 1, 2010

If Jesus were on earth today, he would ask why the Church of England still has 26 of its bishops in U.K.'s unelected upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, a British commentator on Christian affairs has said. Jonathan Bartley...

January 19, 2010

The chairperson of a group campaigning for women bishops says she is disappointed that the Rev. Alison Peden was not elected Britain's first female Anglican bishop but that it is "significant and encouraging" for a woman to...

January 14, 2010

A former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (George) Carey, is at the center of a religious and political debate after writing a newspaper article in which he urged limits on immigration to Britain and said migrants needed to recognize the...

January 14, 2010

Britain might soon have its first female Anglican bishop, serving the 38,000-member Scottish Episcopal Church. The Rev. Alison Peden, aged 57, is one of three candidates for the post of bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. The election is...

November 11, 2009

Leaders from Anglican, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches have met Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond to discuss concerns about regulations on assisted suicide in neighboring England and Wales. Meeting with Salmond at the...

September 29, 2009

In the richer countries of the world, churches of the Anglican Communion are facing dwindling congregations but it is a different story in one of the poorest areas of the globe, in Mozambique. "Something that is not growing is...

August 17, 2009

Members of the Iranian Christian Fellowship in Britain are invoking prayers for the release of two women converts from Islam to Christianity who some fear may face the death sentence in Iran if they refuse to recant their faith. "We...

July 12, 2009

Despite falling congregations, a 352 million British pound pensions deficit (US$570 million), and declining assets, the Church of England's General Synod has rejected suggestions to consider cutting the number of bishops and dioceses....

July 8, 2009

Minority churches can play a significant role if they are confident, outgoing and learn to engage with the whole of society, says the new primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop David Chillingworth, who notes that sectarianism...

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