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General Synod agenda – press reports

Updated Friday afternoon

Madeleine Davies Church Times Canons most critical in response to cathedrals consultation

Harry Farley Christian Today Church of England sexuality debate off the cards until 2020
‘Michael Curry effect’: Church of England opens up congregations to black-majority pastors

Steve Doughty Daily Mail Church of England bishops will call on Theresa May to surrender Britain’s nuclear deterrent

Update

Madeleine Davies Church Times General Synod discussions to go nuclear in York

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Paul Waddington
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Paul Waddington

It does look as if there is a determined effort to defer any further discussion of sexuality matters until after the next Lambeth Conference. Can anyone suggest why this should be the case?

Kate
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Kate

“It does look as if there is a determined effort to defer any further discussion of sexuality matters until after the next Lambeth Conference. Can anyone suggest why this should be the case?”

Politics ahead of people. How low have we sunk?

peterpi - Peter Gross
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peterpi - Peter Gross

Paul Waddington,
When it comes to institutions and difficult issues, never resolve today that which can be put off until tomorrow.

Dhip
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Dhip

Do you really need to ask?

Father David
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Father David

Looks like “The Church and the Bomb” – Part Two. Perhaps the General Synod should ask President Trump to attend the debate and use his persuasive presidential powers to urge a vote in favour of denuclearisation? After all he seems to have worked his magic on “Little Rocket Man” of North Korea and persuaded Kim to give them up.

Andrew Jenkins
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Andrew Jenkins

Actually Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un opens up two positive initial possibilities for progress towards reducing and ultimately eliminating nuclear weapons. (1) A nuclear weapons free zone in NE Asia like the one in SE Asia and elsewhere, see: https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/nwfz (2) Having South Korea AND the United States ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, to be followed by China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan, so that the treaty enters into force. I think the General Synod resolution is a very good initiative to encourage the Church of England to work for progress on reducing and eliminating these… Read more »

Jeremy
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“The Synod’s Secretary General, William Nye, described it as one of several motions that would provide “an opportunity for the Church to speak into the life of the nation and the world”.”

Why am I not surprised that Mr. Nye is at the heart of this distraction? (And believe me, it is a distraction. Putin rejoices at his all-too-successful attacks on Western democracies. Nukes are the only thing that keeps him at bay militarily.)

Perhaps Synod members will offer amendments that reflect what they want Synod to focus on.