CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Rachel Treweek will be the first to run a diocese on her own. She will be one rank below archbishop and will become the first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords, the British Parliament’s Upper House.
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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) If the bill passes Britain’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, England would become the first country to legalize the procedure.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “Clergy just preach social clap-trap these days,” said Alison Ruoff, a lay member of the Church of England’s General Synod. “We expect better from them.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “In some respects I feel very calm,” said Kieran Conry. “It is liberating. It is a relief.” But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
LONDON (RNS) “There are very strong traditional beliefs and traditional funeral rites which require that the whole family touch the dead body, and they have a meal in the presence of the dead body,” renowned scientist Peter Piot said.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) British humanists hope novelists George Eliot and Virginia Woolf and philosophers Bertrand Russell and A.C. Grayling can help answer life’s big questions without religion.
(RNS) “Realistically, we are rank underdogs with a very outside chance, but that’s okay,” said the Rev Eamonn O’Higgins, spiritual director and manager of the Vatican club.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “It’s totally dying out,” said Linda Woodhead, a sociologist at Lancaster University. “On current trends, they (the Methodists) will disappear, very soon.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The rally comes against the backdrop of a worrying rise in European anti-Semitism and the release of a report by the Community Security Trust that monitors attacks on the Jewish community.