Churches Together in England (CTE) rejects Quaker nominee

Churches Together in England (CTE) rejects Quaker nominee

The grief this situation is causing Quakers must not be underestimated by other churches. - Mark Lilley, Quaker Committee on Christian and Interfaith…...

Churches’ plan for new President falters because of equal marriage

Plans to appoint a further President for Churches Together in England (CTE) have faltered because not all denominations in membership of CTE would accept a nominated President, who is a Quaker in a same-sex marriage.

The Quaker appointee has been rejected because she is married to a woman.

The Churches have rejected the Quakers’ appointee Hannah Brock Womack, because she is married to a woman. An active Quaker, she is a young, radical peace activist, who campaigns against the arms trade and works in the voluntary sector.

The CTE Member Churches bring together a richness of traditions and understanding. Some Churches agree with Quakers’ strong stand for same-sex marriage.
CTE, which offers an ecumenical space for sharing between the Churches, on a range of religious issues, has a recognised process for appointing Presidents.

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Ecclesiastical Competition…£120,000 | 120 charities | 12 days

Ecclesiastical Competition…£120,000 | 120 charities | 12 days

Once again our 12 days of giving is designed to provide vital funding to charities by donating £1,000 to 120 charities over 12 days in the run…...

Nominate a charity

With your support, we can help to change people’s lives for the better. With your support, we can help to change people’s lives for the better. You can nominate any UK, Irish, Channel Islands and Isle of Man registered charity you choose. Nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 5 – 20 December 2019.


The more nominations a charity receives the greater the chance of them winning, So please do spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you can think of to nominate too!

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Quakers condemn irresponsible US announcement on Israeli settlements

Quakers condemn irresponsible US announcement on Israeli settlements

Our Quaker commitment to peace and equality compels us to speak out...

Following the announcement this week from US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Quakers in Britain have repeated their view that the settlements are a serious obstacle to peace.

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain said:
“Our Quaker commitment to peace and equality compels us to speak out about the US government’s announcement that ‘the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law.’’

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Open Table : Safe sacred space for LGBTQIA+ Christians

Open Table : Safe sacred space for LGBTQIA+ Christians

Open Table is a network of ecumenical Christian worship communities which offer a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,…...

Open Table aims to create a safe sacred space for you to explore your faith and what it means for you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.

Open Table is for Christians who are here, who will not go away, and who simply ask to be recognised and accepted. Our vision is of a world where LGBTQIA+ people are fully included within our church traditions and communities. Until then, we will continue to nurture safe, sacred, sacramental, sustainable space where LGBTQIA+ Christians can ‘come as you are’.

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Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church.

Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church.

a well-funded opposition fighting his agenda which emphasises concerns such as the environment and welcoming migrants...

Austen Ivereigh, former Tablet editor has said “Catholics are with the pope. That used to be the traditional understanding,” Ivereigh said. But that understanding has been challenged. He noted there is “a struggle going on. This pontificate is a place of spiritual combat.” Ivereigh has pointed to a well-funded opposition fighting his agenda which is emphasizing concerns such as the environment and welcoming migrants.

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