Questions and Answers

Under the headline Church of England’s ‘parliament’ holds virtual question time the Church of England claimed today that:

The Church of England’s General Synod has held its first virtual question time. Twenty-five questions from Members, asked by e-mail, are answered on the Church’s website today.

The answers, along with the questions were published officially only in the form of an RTF file.

An html copy of the content of that file can be found here.

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I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. As the press release suggests, this is an experiment so part of me thinks I should let the Synod decide for themselves whether they think it is useful or not. Having said that, surely this mode of operation is not just about doing things better internally but also about making Synod’s work more publicly visible and accountable? That means they should be taking into account the views of others… like me! 🙂 What makes me really scratch my head is why was it done and the way in which it was done.… Read more »

J. C. Fisher
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*Two* (of only 25) questions regarding “the advertisement placed by the Gay Police Association in The Independent headlined “In the name of the father””?

Methinks some CofE’ers need to get over themselves, and get a life! ;-/

Simon Sarmiento
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The two questions were both from the same person, so it’s really only one question…

The advertisement mentioned did occasion quite a stir when it appeared. See for example
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6060738.stm

Simon Sarmiento
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Sarah Dylan Breuer posted an article about one of these questions (and I made a comment in response) see
http://www.sarahlaughed.net/gracenotes/2006/11/lest_we_think_i.html#comments