MUST READ ARTICLE OF THE DAY

Justice in general is undervalued by C of E leaders, which is why moves towards women bishops have been delayed. The feelings of those opposed (for reasons of theology, fear of change or prejudice) to greater inclusion should indeed be taken seriously. But bishops' highly publicised defence of discrimination damages the image of the church, undermining valuable work at parish level. Their political victory is a moral and spiritual defeat.

Savitri Hensman in THE GUARDIAN. Do go read the rest of her article - her understanding of the Church is the most perceptive I have ever come across in a religious commentator in the English media.

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MUST READ ARTICLE OF THE DAY — 7 Comments

  1. On Sunday, as we were saying farewell to our Bishop Suffragan, Edna (“Nedi”) Rivera, I had to wonder again why some in the church would impoverish themselves. I suspect that with the CoE, it likely has much more to do with power and fear of change (And there will be change when they finally move into the 21st Century!) than theology.

  2. I like Savitri Hensman, I always read her articles… She has a regular column with Ekklesia, which I find a generally good resource for thoughtful articles on Christianity. Happily, she is no relation to Tim Henman, the failed tennis player.

  3. Is there a future for Inclusive Christianity in the CofE?

    I wish I could be a Quaker but I’d miss the Mass too much.

    Which way to turn?

  4. …to the airline ticket counter, harrytic, for a flight Across The Pond! 😉

    Savi’s Da Bomb…

  5. I wish I could be a Quaker but I’d miss the Mass too much.

    I agree, Harrytic – I love the Quakers, but at a Quaker meeting I find myself yearning for some music.