Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 4 June 2016

Mike Stuchbery The Bartholomew Declaration — a manifesto on why more churches need to open as places of education.

Bosco Peters Giving Holy Communion to Infants

Theo Hobson The Spectator Church attendance isn’t everything. It’s authenticity that counts

Paul Bayes The Diocese of Liverpool and the Anglican Communion

Philip Jones Ecclesiastical Law What did the Ornaments Rubric Mean?

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A big clap for Theo Hobson.

I think linking school places to baptism might be OK though.

Susannah Clark
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“I think linking school places to baptism might be OK though.” You mean like the segregation they had in the United States? Access to education and school places, in my opinion, should never be made conditional on a person’s faith or lack of it. At least, not when the state is financing the operation. If a church chose to fund and run its own school, then best of luck to them. Otherwise, school places should be available regardless of whether a family is Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Rastafarian, Pagan, Atheist, Agnostic, Transhumanist, Mormon, or whatever. We need more integration,… Read more »

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Not specifically on this piece, but I couldn’t find anywhere else to put this!

I am very surprised that you haven’t mention the Church Times leading article about the dangers that the referendum poses to society. This is the first time I have seen this expressed so clearly and indeed bravely. It is totally unnecessary and was designed to take pressure off Cameron from his extremists on the right. Manifestly failed in this. Just caused chaos and uncertainty

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“When one extends the hand of friendship to another, a third may pull away”

I was reminded of this saying, as I read the article/letter of Bishop Paul Bayes of Liverpool. Very sad. Kyrie eleison.