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A special welcome
A special welcome
Robert Almond, co-clerk of Quaker Peace & Social Witness Central Committee, reflects on developing a new strategy for Quaker work in the world.
Alongside the successful roll out of the Covid vaccination programme comes the increasing hope of the return to normal life. It has been a long and unprecedented interruption for every organisation, every business, every charity, with losses to be counted in personal, social and economic terms. For many churchgoers the hope is now of a welcome resumption of services and the many aspects of church life.
True spirituality, that which invites us to ever deeper levels of transformation and love, does not insist on “staying positive” all the time, but on “staying true”
‘Nothing justifies violence or coercion. Christian relationships are to be marked by love, gentleness and respect.’
We are making progress, hopefully, as we begin finally to wake up and look around us and see what destruction we have wrought.
writer and theologian Andrew Graystone reflects on his work of accompanying those who have survived sexual abuse within the church.
Over the years, we have begun to discover some differences between Jesus and the church: Jesus has credibility.
Resurrection Logic: How Jesus; First Followers Believed God Raised Him from the Dead
And so what I saw most clearly was that love is his meaning.
those with attentive eyes, ears, minds and hearts can see how the scandal of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ
An 85-year-old Irish (once Catholic) woman from the Boston area sent me this headlined article last night: "Vatican excludes gay union blessings because God ‘can’t bless sin.’"
We all want others to change — but at what cost? BY GILES FRASER
It is dangerous to hand power, instead, to deaneries, argues Thomas Carpenter in the Church Times
Ideas that skate the boundaries of heresy and may even stray beyond. Edward Conder
The General Synod (the Church of England’s elected governing body) met by Zoom webinar on Saturday. The meeting was on YouTube, open to public viewing. The Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, presented an update on his ‘Vision and Strategy, outlining a ‘mixed ecology’ Church in which every member matters and resources should go to the first line of the ministry, with only necessary costs on central and diocesan structure and services.
This was the strong message from the webinar hosted by the Friends of the Bereaved families forum www.familiesforum.co.uk last week
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