‘It’s part of my faith’: Death row inmate calls for pastor to lay hands on him during execution – Guardian
John Henry Ramirez does not want to die alone. The Texas prisoner knows that at his execution, scheduled for Wednesday evening, he will be able to see witnesses through a pane of glass. A stoic prison official will probably be standing near his head. But as a devout Protestant Christian, he wants his pastor to lay a hand on him as he dies.
Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah for the Marshall Project - Guardian. 7 September 2021
The U.S. chapter of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC-USA) announced the publication of a new white paper — “Where Does the Anglican Evangelical Belong Today?” — this morning.
Religion News Service. 7 September 2021
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Plymouth shooting: Hundreds gather at funeral to pay tribute to father and daughter victims – Independent
Many of the friends and family of the victims came to the Minster Church of St Andrew, in Plymouth city centre, on Monday to pay tribute to two of those killed in Britain’s worst shooting for a decade.
Tim Wyatt. Independent. 6 September 2021
Church of Wales votes unanimously to approve experimental service allowing same-sex couples to receive blessings in its churches – Daily Mail
Sam Baker. DailyMail. 7 September 2021
Hsrriet Sherwood. Guardian. 6 September 2021
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Premier News. 5 September 2021
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BBC News. 5 September 2021
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Julian Mann. Christian Today. 3 September 2021
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Gabriella Swerling. Daily Telegraph. 3 September 2021
The post Church of England bishop who opposed women priests defects to Roman Catholicism – Daily Telegraph first appeared on Fulcrum Anglican.
Miranda Bryant. Guardian. 29 August 2021
The post All God cons: camping in churches has a record year as UK staycations boom – Guardian first appeared on Fulcrum Anglican.
Clive Aslet. Daily Telegraph. 1 September 2021
The post Churchyards are the overlooked wonders of England – Daily Telegraph first appeared on Fulcrum Anglican.
Christian Today. 2 September 2021
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Church of England website. 2 September 2021
The post Afghanistan crisis: advice for parishes on helping refugees – C of E first appeared on Fulcrum Anglican.
Whither the Church of England (C of E)? The numbers make bleak reading, for the most part. Take the diocese of Bath and Wells. In 1990, around 34,000 people attended its churches on Sundays. By 2019, less than 30 years later, Sunday attendance had halved to around 17,000 people. Not every C of E diocese declined as much, but all, apart from one, have dropped substantially. Moreover, the figures have worsened in recent years. And that’s before factoring in the impact of COVID.
David Goodhew. Covenant September 3 2021
Cathedrals make millions for their cities — but financial losses in Covid have been devastating – Religion Media Centre
England’s Anglican cathedrals have been hit by a perfect storm caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has revealed. They have endured a 75 per cent drop in visitors, a fall in worshippers, and an 80 per cent decrease in income from use of their facilities. And the vital role that cathedrals play in their communities’ economies means that the slump in visitors has had a huge impact on cathedral cities.
Catherine Pepinster. Religion Media Centre. 19 August 2021
Premier. 28 August 2021
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Harriet Sherwood. Guardian. 2 September 2021
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Project dubbed ‘Google Maps for graves’ will make millions of memorials and final resting places available online – Daily Mail
A Google Maps for graves’ project is to make millions of memorials available online. Surveyors with high-tech £100,000 backpacks have begun the task of scanning headstones at 19,000 sites. ‘It does look a bit like Ghostbusters,’ said Tim Viney of Cumbria-based Atlantic Geomatics, which is working with the Church of England.
James Tozer. Daily Mail. 1 September 2021
Now, in his last published book, we have Packer’s overview of The Heritage of Anglican Theology. It consists of his revisions to classroom lectures he gave for many years for introductory courses in Anglican theology. As such, it serves as a lively and thorough overview of Anglican thought from Cranmer up through about the middle of the 20th century.
Jordan Hylden. Covenant. 2 September 2021
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Botrus Mansour. 31 August 2021
The post Christian residents of two northern Israeli ghost towns renew bid to go home – RNS first appeared on Fulcrum Anglican.