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Comment: UN ceasefire needs our support
“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.”
St Matthew’s Gospel 5.8
UNPRECEDENTED destruction calls for unprecedented cooperation. The creation of the United Nations in the rubble of the Second World War is a prime example. ...
Commissioners report they are weathering the economic storm
THE Church Commissioners have survived the worst of the economic turmoil brought about by the coronavirus: their £8.7-billion fund is mostly back to where it stood before the pandemic hit.
Global stock markets collapsed by about 30 per cent in Mar...
Methodist Council to discuss disinvestment
THE question whether the Methodist Church will disinvest from its holdings in fossil-fuel companies will be put to the Methodist Council, after a vote was carried by the Methodist Conference on Tuesday during its online meeting.
The motion was put...
Churchwarden resigns after vicar’s remarks about taking the knee
A CHURCHWARDEN in West Sussex has resigned after a row over a sermon on the Black Lives Matter campaign.
In a video sermon on 21 June, the Vicar of St Andrew’s, Furnace Green, in Crawley, the Revd Richard Poole, criticised the practice of “taking ...
Bishops pledge swift action to combat racism in the Church of England
A NEW commission, due to be launched next year, will have a “zero-tolerance” approach to racism, the House of Bishops has announced.
The House voted last week to back the creation of the Archbishops’ Racism Action Commission, which will run indepe...