Archbishop of York presented with beret

Yorkshire Regiment soldiers have presented a regimental beret and prayer book to Archbishop of York John Sentamu, to act as a blessing to troops in Afghanistan. The beret, book and a special prayer card were presented to the primate by the regimental secretary, Lieutenant Colonel David O’Kelly at morning prayers in Bishopthorpe Palace chapel. Lt […]

Stepping over the poverty line

Stepping over the poverty line

Back in 2000, the United Nations (UN) agreed to the Millennium Development Goals, an audacious set of targets aiming to halve world poverty by 2015. That same year, a young Kenyan man named David was mourning the loss of his father in an overcrowded shack in Kangemi, one of Nairobi’s most notorious slums. His father […]

60 years of faithful constitutional monarchy

60 years of faithful constitutional monarchy

By David Holloway St Paul tells us that in the church there ought not only to be “requests, prayers [and] intercessions” for “kings”, but also “thanksgiving” (1 Tim 2:1). So how we should thank God for our Queen and Constitutional Monarchy that she so faithfully has embodied for 60 years. We, therefore, must first thank […]

Kazakhstan hosts religious dialogue on a global scale

Kazakhstan hosts religious dialogue on a global scale

By Kairat Mami On May 30th-31st Kazakhstan will host the fourth Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana under the motto “Peace and harmony as the choice of mankind”.  More than 70 delegations representing Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, Taoism and other religions will participate in a dialogue aimed at […]

Anger as official inquiry launched into marriage campaign advert

COALITION FOR MARRIAGE (C4M) will not be withdrawing an advertisement that has led to 24 complaints being made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). ASA has asked the Archbishop Cranmer blog, which carried the advertisement, to respond to the complaints. “We intend to deal with the complaint as a formal investigation, which means it will […]

Leveson, the media and politicians – handle with care!

Leveson, the media and politicians – handle with care!

Lord Justice Leveson describes the remit of his Inquiry as asking ‘who guards the guardians?’ That is, how much freedom should the media have in their task of scrutinizing those in power and asking questions otherwise covered up? His Inquiry has focused almost exclusively on the Murdoch media empire and the notorious phone hacking scandal […]

Jesus Christ the King – refusing cynical alienation

Jesus Christ the King – refusing cynical alienation

With elections this week the political parties are looking nervously at opinion polls, seeking the advice of their spin doctors, and trying to blame their opponents for the problems and frustrations of society. All the signs are that Labour, despite just a couple of years back having helped trash the economy, is on the way […]

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