Tagged with Archbishop of Canterbury

NEWS: Preparations for the Pope’s Visit to the UK

Ahead of this week’s long awaited visit by Pope Benedict XVI the BBC has published his proposed itinerary. The first papal visit to the UK in 28 years includes a combination of private and public events focused around London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Despite the ongoing controversy over child abuse allegations against members of the Roman … Continue reading

NEWS: Faith and Football

The Right Reverend Nick Baines and the Reverend Peter Moger have joined forces to create three prayers in advance of the World Cup, due to take place in South Africa this June. Working from Church House, Westminster, as part of the “rapid response prayer unit”, three prayers have been created to cater for all. Entitled … Continue reading

NEWS: BNP Accused of Hijacking Christianity

After Nick Griffin’s recent appearance on the BBC Question Time programme – aired on Thursday 22 October 2009 – the media has been caught up in a frenzy of analysis. Much of this has focused upon the discussion as to whether or not the British National Party [BNP] should have ever been allowed to propagate … Continue reading

NEWS: Church of England Urges Boycott of BNP

The Church of England has recently found itself at loggerheads with the far-right British National Party. In a joint statement Archbishops Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu have urged people not to vote for the BNP. This comes after the Church of England has found itself engaging with the BNP over the last few … Continue reading

NEWS: Gordon Brown Calls Bahai Persecutions Tragic

In his special message to the UK Bahai community, the British Prime Minister has expressed his ‘respect and admiration’ for the British Bahai community, describing prejudice and discrimination against Bahais in the Muslim world as ‘tragic’. Highlighting dire situation of Bahai prisoners in Iran, Mr. Brown has said that ‘We have raised our concerns with … Continue reading

NEW: Michael Nazir-Ali is Resigning

The 59-year-old Bishop of Rochester, who has been in the spotlight for his controversial views on the rise of Islam in the UK and the increasing secularization of the British society, is to leave the office soon. The resignation, which is seen as a sign of dissatisfaction with the current direction of the Church of … Continue reading

NEWS: When is a Bible not the Bible?

The recent publication of a glossy magazine entitled Bible Illuminated contains the complete New Testament, in an easy to approach format, illustrated throughout with glossy colour images. Indeed, these pictures have been described as ‘by turns beautiful, violent, oblique and provocative – much like the book itself’. Running to 300 shiny pages, the magazine’s conception … Continue reading