ACNS. 22 March 2019
Unbelievably offensive’ Home Office letter quotes bloodthirsty bible verses to ‘prove’ Christianity is NOT a religion of peace as it rejects asylum bid by Iranian convert who wanted to stay in Britain – Daily Mail
- Iranian national converted from Islam to Christanity then claimed asylum in 2016
- The individual's claim was refused and littered with references to the Bible
- Immigration caseworker Nathan Stevens posted the letter calling it 'offensive'
Joe Middleton for Mailonline. 20 March 2019
According to a new poll, 46 percent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is “very severe”—an increase of more than 16 percent compared to a year ago; and 58 percent of US Catholics say they are “very concerned” about the plight of their fellow faithful—a figure up by more than 17 percent from February 2018.
Religion News Service. 20 March 2019
The Economist. 20 March 2019
For students of St Catherine’s College Oxford, it was a familiar sight: a bespectacled man of great heft, teetering towards them on a bicycle, booming their names in a thick Lancastrian voice. This was Roger Ainsworth, or Big Rog as the undergraduates called him, master of the college.
Times. 18 March 2019
Christian Today 18 March 2019
The Church Of England Has A Plan To Heal The UK’s Brexit Divide – With Tea Parties – Huffington Post
Rachel Wearmouth. Huffington Post. 18 March 2019
Archbishop of Canterbury's website. 18 March 2019
The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as discussions over the UK’s departure from the European Union reach a pivotal point. The debate is splitting communities in the UK. The UK Government and the EU have reached a withdrawal agreement; but this has twice been rejected by the country’s Parliament.
ACNS. 18 March 2019
When I was last in Christchurch, I went to the Masjid Al Noor mosque. I sat at the back on a chair with the older believers during their Friday prayers. It was these believers who were specially targeted and systematically slaughtered by Brenton Tarrant this week.
Dave Andrews on Grace & Truth. 16 March 2019
This week I went to see a Salvation Army Officer who runs a church centre in London. As I walked in, he and a colleague were speaking with three women. As I waited, it became obvious that the women had problems with homelessness and drug addiction and that he knew them well.
Jon Kuhrt. Grace & Truth. 16 March 2019
Bishops object to Archbishop of Canterbury’s decision to exclude same-sex spouses to 2020 Lambeth Conference – ENS
The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops said March 15 that it is “aggrieved and distressed” by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference.
Mary Frances Schjonberg. Episcopal News Service 15 March 2019
Justin Welby accused of bowing to homophobia after banning gay bishop’s husband from church summit – Independent
Tim Wyatt. Independent. 16 March 2019
UK’s Church leaders stand with New Zealand’s Muslims after horrific mosque killings – Christian Today
Christian Today. 16 March 2019
Anglican archbishops in New Zealand, Australia and England have spoken out after gunmen attacked two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. At 9 pm Friday NZDT (8 am GMT), the official death toll from the terror attacks stood at 49 people with another 39 being treated in Christchurch Hospital.
ACNS 15 March 2019
Our 27th Beer and Theology, in association with The Centre for Theology and Community and the Hurtado Jesuit Centre, will be with Graham Kings and Canon Dr Mark Clavier, Residential Canon, Brecon Cathedral, Wales and author of On Consumer Culture, Identity, The Church and The Rhetorics of Delight
The subject will be "Consumer Culture: Insights from Augustine"
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 29th March 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.
The 200th anniversary of the birth of Anglican hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander was celebrated with a themed praise evening in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Sunday (10 March). During her lifetime, she wrote almost 400 popular hymns, including All Things Bright and Beautiful, There Is a Green Hill Far Away, Once in Royal David's City, and I bind unto myself today (Saint Patrick’s Breastplate).
ACNS 13 March 2019
I want to promote cheerfulness; an approach to life simply defined as being happy, often under difficult circumstances. The cheerful person is capable of recognising the gravity of a situation but smiling nevertheless. In any ranking of virtues, cheerfulness comes below such things as faith, hope and love.
J John Christian Today 12 March 2019
Christian Today 13 March 2019