While Peter was helping me with a substantial family will from the mid 1800s, he noted that one of my ancestors named as an heir in the will was a Reverend. He casually suggested that I might want to investigate the website for the Church of England Clergy.
The witch-hunt against people who dare to disagree with gay marriage is well underway, even though the legislation has yet to clear parliament. Put aside for a moment whether you agree or disagree with gay marriage, surely no sensible person wants this sort of 'marriage McCarthyism' in an open democratic society.
The World Bank should also look in the mirror and learn lessons from its own report. Currently it schizophrenically recognises the dangers of climate change while investing billions of dollars every year in coal, oil and gas projects
All in all the film is a less than successful attempt at the 'dark hero' genre, underlined with laughable Christian propaganda. The ponderous, loving, Plato-reading Clarke Kent comes across as an incomplete character, too simple for the grandiose task set by the director.
In India, a country heavily influenced by deep-rooted beliefs of social hierarchy, there's an incredibly strong country-wide movement lobbying to gain land rights for poor, vulnerable, and socially excluded communities such as dalits and tribals, seeking action from the government to make rights and opportunities fair.
We are caught in a spiral of fear, leading to more violence and not leaving enough room for love. So a big real part of the 'war on terror' is one which takes place within us. It is one where we let our fears lead us to hate. 'Fighting' our own fears then becomes the war worth fighting and the way we can stop this cycle of violence. And we need to start uplifting others along with us.
The first thing to make clear is that I have every respect for Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and people of all faiths and no faith. Our beliefs, ...
Many scholars, marked by the schism between Christianity and postmodernity, respond by exploring other spiritualities. Would it not be easier to simply return to Christian spirituality? This is, after all, the spirituality that shaped the West. All westerners still carry it inside, even if in a hibernated version.
When Christ was on His mission trip to earth, He met the needs of the people before He preached, whether they were hungry or paralyzed, and He encourages us to do the same. Both C and B had good intentions however only one of them showed the fruit of their good intentions
They unilaterally designated her to be a civil partnership registrar without her consent, even though they knew this would put her in the impossible situation of choosing between her faith and her job. She told her employer that officiating at same-sex civil partnerships would conflict with her sincerely held religious beliefs.
Intelligent people can be staggeringly unintelligent at times. In recent weeks, two respectable international organisations working in the fields of...
Churches are not only of interest to worshippers, just as Titian is not only of interest to lovers of Greek mythology. They are the physical expression, in stone and mortar, of Britain's communal past, built not only by the wealthy but also by ordinary local people.
The Church of England tried to put a brave face on it but the Anglican church attendance figures for 2011 published this week pose a serious challenge for any church defending its position as the national, established, top religious organisation.
I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in listening to the head of the Church of England pontificate about banking - I find it totally bizarre! It's like listening to George Osborne's view on wild trout fishing or Abu Qatada's view on last week's episode of Made in Chelsea (For the record, he thought it was 'totes amazing' but also kind of wishes a plague on both their houses).
This St George's Day we - 22 very different faith organisations, plus anti-racist groups - are reclaiming St George, plus people of different ethnicities and different religions (even the Welsh!). St George does not belong to extremists.
This picture of St George is clearly not as simple and straightforward as far-right groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) and its offshoots would like to make out when they march up and down waving the Cross of St George.