Women Bishops

The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop (About Time Too)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Revd Libby Lane is the UK's first female bishop, Downing Street announced on Wednesday, with the Cheshire vicar described her historic appointment to ...

CofE Enters 'New Phase Of Existence' With Women Bishop Vote

PA | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

The Church of England is entering "a completely new phase of our existence" after the appointment of women bishops was approved in a historic vote, th...

Anglican Church Suffers From 'Deep Divisions'

PA | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

The Anglican Communion is facing battling deep internal divisions that may not be overcome, as well as external attacks on its people and faith, the A...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

As this week draws to a close, the news has, of course, been distinctly unamusing... I have lost control of the situation.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) ...

Bishops and Pawns, Keiretsu Style

Niamh Corbett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Church of England once used to be described as the Conservative party at prayer. It's been a week where both institutions have made welcome strides towards equality, whether long overdue or not. Elizabeth and Emmeline would be proud.

Cameron Hails Synod Vote On Women Bishops As 'Great Day For Equality'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the General Synod's decision to back legislation allowing women bishops in the Church of England. Following the ...

Hallelujah! Church Of England Endorses Women Bishops (And Not Before Time)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

The Church of England has finally endorsed women bishops, after years of bitter struggle, as the General Synod gave the legislation a resounding major...

'Bile, Vitriol And Disapprobation': Women Bishops Debate Stirs Anger. Again.

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

A minority opposed to the appointment of women bishops could being subject of "bile, vitriol and disapprobation", the Church of England's General Syno...

Jobs For The Boys

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It has been a long road for the Church of England. Women priests were first proposed as concept in 1975, but it was only in 1992 that the Synod approv...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

There is, we think, something for everyone in this week's round up of Twitter funnies. Interested in history? Enjoy the JFK tweets! Interested in s...

Gender Discrimination in Our State Church

Bob Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Is the issue of whether the Church of England discriminates against half the population by refusing to promote women as Bishops any of the business of...

How Bishops, Bartoli and Boris Show Us That Sexism Is Worse Than Racism

Roz Morris | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Roz Morris

What do bishops, Bartoli and Boris (Johnson) have in common? Answer: They all show us that sexism isn't taken as seriously as racism. You disagree? Well why are there still the phrases 'casual sexism' and 'sexist banter' ? Why is this OK when - 'Oh it was just casual racism' or 'racist banter' is not alright?

Archbishop Of Canterbury 'Optimistic' Over Women Bishops

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted that more work needs to be done if legislation introducing women bishops is to clear its final hurdle at the...

Church Seeks To Avoid Second 'Train Crash'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

The Church of England's national assembly is to restart talks over women bishops next month amid efforts to avoid another "train crash" over the issue...

Ned Simons

MPs Asked To Force Church Of England To Accept Women Bishops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

MPs will be asked to support a move to force the Church of England to allow women Bishops, following the controversial decision last year to block the...

Pope's Resignation: Good Riddance

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK
Balaji Ravichandran

Even the most neutral of observers would have to agree that his popedom has been a PR disaster for the Catholic Church.

Why the Church of England is Confused About Penises

Planet Ivy | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

The decision on women bishops was criticised as sexist. Which it was. Previous Church rulings on homosexuality (particularly same-sex marriage) have been criticised as homophobic. Which they were. But, clearly, what the Church is really so worried about is that penises are designed and evolved, in part, for sex.

CofE Lifts Ban On Gay Bishops

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Church of England has lifted a ban on gay members of the clergy from becoming bishops. According to the announcement from the Church's House of...

The Year That Was: 2012

Carla Buzasi | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

When I wrote my end of year blog last December, in my infinite wisdom, I'm fairly sure I declared it the Year of News, impossible to surpass... However, if 2011 kept news editors across the world on their toes, I think it's fair to say 2012 certainly rose to the challenge. The difference this time? There were plenty of positives to report on, talk about and debate. And - joy, of joys - lots of it was happening on our doorstep.

'They Thought The Church Failed To Sort Its Business Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

The Church of England's rejection of women bishops damaged its credibility, the Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledged in his final Christmas sermon. ...

'The Church Is 'Struggling With Institutional Racism'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

A chaplain to the Queen tipped as a possible contender to be one of the first women bishops has hit out at the church over women bishops and gay marri...

Bristol Christian Union Backs Down Over 'Women Speaker Ban'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Bristol Christian Union has backtracked on its controversial policy which did not allow women to speak at the society, unless they were accompanied by...

Why Is Religion So Afraid Of Women?

Ralph Jones | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ralph Jones

The university's feminist society labelled the decision "hugely discriminatory, deeply offensive and sexist to women"; no argument from me there, but just apply this quote to religion in general, whose history is mired in inescapably revolting attitudes towards women, and you need not change the phraseology.

Uni's Christian Society Has 'Always' Banned Women From Teaching

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Women have "always" been banned from teaching at Christian Union meetings, and the Bristol University society's compromise to allow women to speak wit...

Lucy Sherriff

University's Christian Union Bans Women From Speaking At Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Bristol University Christian Union's decision to ban women is not a new policy and has been around for several years, it has since emerged. ...