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  The Church of England is creating a pagan church as part of a drive to retain congregation numbers, The Telegraph reports. As opening arguments for the George Zimmerman trial begin, seats have been reserved for pastors who aim to keep the peace,  regardless of the verdict. The pastors include the Rev. Joel Hunter, who […]

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey joined RNS as a national correspondent in 2013. She has previously served as managing editor of Odyssey Networks and online editor for Christianity Today.


  1. The church of England story has to really be from the Onion, right? No? Hey Old Dude, todays RNR was great, lot’s of stories & not all of them bad either. So, you shouldn’t have much to complain about today, though, as I said, the bad stories will come soon enough. Unfortunately, always do.

  2. Creating a “pagan” church to retain those precarious attendance numbers? Really?

    That’s what I like about the Church of England: They may not believe in the Bible, but they sure do believe in comic relief.

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