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September 13, 2012

[Church of England] The House of Bishops on Sept. 12 by an overwhelming majority settled the text of the legislation to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.

The House of Bishops made clear its desire for the draft legislation to be passed into law when it goes...

August 7, 2012

[Church of England] The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board on August 7 announced the sale of their shares in News Corporation on the advice of the church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG). The total shareholding sold was worth £1.9 million (US$2.97...

July 8, 2012

The Church of England’s General Synod meeting in York. Photo/Sam Atkins

[Church Times] The General Synod has voted to send the draft women-bishops Measure back to the House of Bishops, and not to vote on final approval until November.

An adjournment motion, moved by the Bishop...

June 12, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] U.K. government plans to enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage have come under attack by the Church of England, which says that “such a move would alter the intrinsic nature of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”

The church’s comments...

May 28, 2012

[Church of England] Prayers composed by young children at an inner city Church of England primary school are being used up and down the country as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Pupils at St Matthew’s CofE Primary, Westminster were asked to create prayers to mark the...

March 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A majority of dioceses in the Church of England have voted down the proposed Anglican Covenant, a set of principles intended to bind the Anglican Communion provinces despite theological differences and cultural disputes.

The six diocesan synods meeting...

March 15, 2012

[Church of England] The Church of England/Archbishops’ Council will study the Government’s consultation on whether to redefine marriage to accommodate those of the same sex and respond in detail in due course. The following summary of the Church of England’s position has been posted...

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 on Nov. 2.

“The government is advancing equality...

November 1, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The chapter (governing body) at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London has unanimously agreed to suspend legal action to remove some 200 anti-capitalist protestors who’ve been camped outside since Oct. 16.

The decision comes one day after Cathedral dean Graeme...

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 the monarch to marry a Roman Catholic.

"Attitudes...

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