Friday, 4 December 2015

Post General Synod round-up

The official record of Business Done
Electronic Voting Results for the motion on the migrant crisis

There are a number of videos of Synod business here.

The December issue of InReview includes reports from Synod.

Election addresses for the Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Two Members of the Archbishops’ Council by the House of Laity
[Read the Covering Document to see who is standing for what.]

press reports

Tim Wyatt Church Times UK is castigated for weak response to Syrian migration
The Garstang Courier Vicar made chaplain of church’s highest governing body

some blogs

Stephen Lynas
Her Majesty’s a very nice girl
Negotiations and love songs

Anderson Jeremiah
How the Church of England is trying to make itself relevant again
The Church of England’s vote to effectively back military action is a shocking mistake

Posted by Peter Owen on Friday, 4 December 2015 at 10:07pm GMT | TrackBack
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The support for military action is appalling. Jesus was pressed hard to become the expected leader of a military revolt but followed a life of peace, dying a painful death rather than exhorting his followers to an armed struggle.

Posted by: Kate on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 1:07am GMT

How curious that in the official record of business done the only names or titles all upper-cased are those of THE ARCHBISHOPS.

Posted by: Jeremy on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 1:35am GMT

Kate, as I said over at The Conversation, I can see nothing ethical in standing by on the other side and allowing innocent people to be slaughtered. If Jesus truly approved of this, then as with his belief in an imminent eschaton, Jesus was wrong.

Posted by: James Byron on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 2:14pm GMT

Or maybe James the slaughter of innocents only happens BECAUSE we are not trusting the Lord to deal with it?

Posted by: Kate on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 10:18pm GMT
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