Women Bishops

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. ...

Women To Wear Aprons In Church To Protest Bishop Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Most worshippers put on their Sunday best for church, but women across the country have been asked to wear their apron to church on this week, to prot...

Could The Church Of England Have Women Bishops By Next Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England could pursue legislation to allow women bishops at the next meeting of its council, the general Synod, it announced on Wednesday...

Knight Takes Bishop: The Saga of the Women Bishops

Elena Barbiero | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Personally, I believe there will be one day women Bishops, it's just a shame it's not happening now. It could have been such a historical moment; and yes, it's historical but in exposing an ugly truth.

Women Bishops Vote Has Left Us In 'Shock', Church Advisor Says In Leaked Memo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England is reeling with "shock" and facing a "major constitutional crisis" following the failure of new legislation to introduce women b...

The Week That Was: An End to the Violence

Carla Buzasi | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

And so finally, with fingers still tentatively paused over triggers and soldiers lined up at borders, a peace settlement was agreed between Gaza and Israel this week, bringing to an end eight days of bloody violence. Even the world's greatest optimists cannot believe this is the end of the story, with both sides seeking to write their own account of the tragic events, and claim a miserable kind of victory. For many not religiously, historically or, due to family ties, connected to this conflict, it can be difficult to understand the intensity of feeling it inspires.

Church Faces More Criticism Over Women Bishops

PA | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England faces growing pressure to rip up its rulebook to allow the ordination of women bishops. Culture secretary and minister for Eq...

The God-Given Right to Discriminate

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

The decision by the Church to institutionalise sexism is completely their call. No one from outside the organisation can change it, but if its 'rules' contradict rational notions of equality, then that at least raises a few questions.

Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Welcome to the end of the week that was. The week that America celebrated Thanksgiving, and a few people in the Church of England celebrated the vote ...

Women Bishops - Refreshing the Executive Board of the Church of England

Ellee Seymour | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Ellee Seymour

The Church has failed to adjust to a world which has been rapidly changing around it - and the required internal reordering and thinking required to generate a place where there would be 'magic in working' within the church's core business. The numbers of women priests have risen year on year.