CheshireLive. 24 April 2019
A corollary to having a variable date for Easter is that in some years, festivals of the church which fall on a Principal Feast or Principal Holy Day are transferred to the first available day. This year, a degree of confusion was caused by the different ways in which St George’s Day was marked by church and state.
David Pocklington, "St George’s Day: Church and State" in Law & Religion UK, 24 April 2019
Afua Hirsch. Guardian. 23 April 2019
Patrick Butler. Guardian. 25 April 2019
Calling the Sri Lanka bombing victims ‘Easter Worshippers’ shows just how afraid we are to admit that Christians are under attack – Daily Telegraph
Easter Sundaywas such a heavenly day. The churchyard was frothing with blossom. Young and old were there to celebrate. The anguish and suffering of Good Friday was banished. Even those of us whose faith is less a rock, more a comforting pebble, could enjoy belting out, “Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son.” But not this year. Some wiped away tears as they sang.
Alison Pearson. Daily Telegraph 23 April 2019
Our 28th Beer and Theology, in association with The Centre for Theology and Community and the Hurtado Jesuit Centre, will be with Graham Kings and The Reverend Margaret Cave, Team Rector of the East Greenwich Team Ministry and Vicar of Christ Church, Greenwich, and a Member of the College of Evangelists.
The subject will be "Being An Evangelist in the Parish"
This is open to all and provides a chance to get together, have a drink, meet some new faces and talk about theology.
We shall be meeting on the ground floor of the pub, for wheelchair access.
It's 6.30pm-8.30pm on Friday 10th May at The Angel (101 Bermondsey Wall East, Rotherhithe, SE16 4NB).
Past Beer and Theology Events
Beer & Theology One. David Barclay 05/02/16 :- How churches talk about money
Beer & Theology Two. Rebecca Gormally 18/03/16 :- Crisis in Children's Care & Education
Beer & Theology Three. Jos Downey 13/05/16 :- Science and Theology
Beer & Theology Four. Angus Ritchie 01/07/16 :- What is Sacramental Life?
Beer & Theology Five. John Moffat SJ 16/09/16 :- Eucharistic Economics
Beer & Theology Six. Andy Walton 04/11/16 :- Strike A Happy Media
Beer & Theology Seven. Lily Botras 02/12/16 :- What Happened to the Arab Spring?
Beer & Theology Eight. Dr Muthuraj Swamy 06/01/17:- Inter Faith Dialogue: Is it Worth It?
Beer & Theology Nine. Jamie Klair 17/02/17:- London's Nigerian Pentecostal Proliferation
Beer & Theology Ten. Simon Lewis 17/03/2017:- A Christian's heart for Art
Beer & Theology Eleven. Richard Sudworth 05/05/17:- Christian-Muslim Relations
Beer & Theology Twelve. Dr Rachel Burke 16/06/17:- Personhood, Death and the NHS
Beer & Theology Thirteen. Prof Joanildo Burity 14/07/17:- Religion and Politics in Brazil
Beer & Theology Fourteen. Julie Gittoes 08/09/17:- Singleness
Beer & Theology Fifteen. Dan Warnke. 27/10/17:- A Disabled Church?
Beer & Theology Sixteen. Guido de Graaff. 1/12/17:- Friendship
Beer & Theology Seventeen. Elizabeth Adekunle. 19/1/18:- Feminism
Beer & Theology Eighteen. Buki Fatona. 2/3/18:- The Mind
Beer & Theology Nineteen. Loretta Minghella. 20/4/18. Power and Vulnerability
Beer & Theology Twenty. Rose Waite. 25/5/18. Women and Power in the Workplace.
Beer & Theology Twenty-One. Simon Stocks. 29/6/18. Lament.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Two. David Atkinson. 7/9/18. Climate Change.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Three. Jemma Gilbert. 27/10/18. Social Prescription.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Four. Dr Frank Curry. 23/11/18. Jesus, the Church and the Poor?
Beer & Theology Twenty-Five. Hannah Swithinbank. 11/1/19. International Development and Lifestyle Choices.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Six. Muthuraj Swamy. 22/2/19. Reconciliation.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Seven. Mark Clavier. 29/3/19. Consumer Culture: Insights from Augustine
The Churches and the Independent Review of FCO support for persecuted Christians – Law & Religion UK
The Church of England and the Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have submitted a jpint response to the Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Chrisians which is being chaired by the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen.
Frank Cranmer, "The Churches and the Independent Review of FCO support for persecuted Christians" in Law & Religion UK, 23 April 2019,
The embrace of secularism has made responding to events in Sri Lanka deeply difficult – Daily Telegraph
Tim Stanley. Daily Telegraph. 23 April 2019
The Sri Lanka attacks reflect an era of global Christian persecution that surpasses Roman or Soviet times – Daily Telegraph
The death and destruction in Sri Lanka was particularly shocking given that it took place on Easter Sunday, the holiest feast of the Christian year. However, it was also horribly familiar, for we are now living through an unprecedented era of Christian persecution.
Catherine Pepinster. Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2019
Post-colonial guilt stops UK helping Christians who are being persecuted around the world, bishop says –
- Rev Philip Mounstephen said the UK had a 'blind spot' to oppressed Christians
- Mounstephen is reviewing Foreign Office policy on persecuted Christians
- He said some believe Christianity is an 'expression of white western privilege'
Henry Martin for Mailonline. 22 April 2019
Archbishop of Cantebury's website 21 April 2019
Giles Fraser.Guardian 21 April 2019
Tasnim Nazeer. Guardian 21 April 2019
Martin Chulov. Guardian 21 April 2019
The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Ceylon, Dhiloraj Canagasabey, has defiantly expressed his faith in God as terrorists attacked Churches in Sri Lanka. On Sunday afternoon, London time, the death-toll stood at 207, with hundreds more injured. “If God gives me permission to live, I shall live. If he gives me permission to die, I shall die,” he told the Archbishop of Canterbury in a telephone call this morning.
ACNS. 21 April 2019
The Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Ceylon has defiantly expressed his faith in God as terrorists attack Churches in Sri Lanka.
BBC 21 April 2019
Sri Lanka church and hotel explosions: at least 100 killed in Easter Sunday attacks – live – Guardian
Haroon Siddique & Alison Rourke. Guardian. 21 April 2019
Christians facing ‘unprecedented’ persecution, Catholic and Anglican prelates warn – Catholic Herald
Catholic Herald. 17 April 2019
Revealed: British teacher couple killed in 656ft ravine plunge on Santorini ‘died when they accidentally REVERSED their hired buggy over the edge after miscalculating the space they had’ -Daily Mail
A young British couple were killed when they accidentally reversed their buggy over a ravine's edge in Santorini after miscalculating how much space they had. Milly and Toby Savill, both Christian teachers from south London, were driving a hired 800CC motor for a three hour trip over the Profitis Ilias mountain, in Santorini, Greece, on Sunday.
Ross Ibbetson & Emer Scully for Mailonline. 18 April 2019