Prominent atheist professor Richard Dawkins described religion as “redundant and irrelevant” as he took on the former Archbishop of Canterbury in a debate.
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Tuesday 01 January 2013
Volunteers from the churches and other faith groups who help those in need are like the Games Makers who contributed to the success of the London Olympics and Paralympics, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today.
Friday 14 December 2012
Recently I wrote about a highly qualified engineer looking for work just the “wrong” side of 50.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
In a rare intervention into religious matters, the PM said he was 'very sad' about the outcome
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The General Synod votes today as the traditionalists make a last-ditch stand
Sunday 18 November 2012
More than 1,000 clergy and senior laity back the historic move in an open letter to The Independent
The worst-kept secret is out: Bishop of Durham the Rt Rev Justin Welby is confirmed as next Archbishop of Canterbury
Friday 09 November 2012
He delivered his homily in ancient surroundings to a respectfully silent congregation but the freshly-minted 105th Archbishop of Canterbury could do nothing to avoid the noisy issues that haunted his predecessor and already risk defining his stint as leader of 77 million Anglicans worldwide.
Friday 09 November 2012
It is a matter of some irony that the Church of England – a body which would outline the parameters of a moral life – sets such a poor example in its own affairs. The selection of a new Archbishop of Canterbury has been a shambolic affair, fraught with leaks and flurries of clandestine betting from individuals ready to preach to others about respect, integrity and the evils of avarice. High up the agenda of Justin Welby (if he is, as expected, elevated from the bishopric of Durham today) must be ensuring a more dignified and transparent method of choosing his own successor.
Friday 19 October 2012
When the BBC Director-General, George Entwistle, called a news conference to present a belated response to the Jimmy Savile affair, the new face of British public broadcasting looked in dire need of media training. He did not know where to look; he assumed some strange expressions; he snapped at his own Corporation's reporter; his glasses were odd. Referring to his time as head of "Vision" – which, as he deigned to translate, meant overall responsibility for television – he seemed to suggest he would have breached his remit if he had been too curious about Newsnight's forward planning.
Thursday 27 September 2012
The Church of England is likely to take a swing to the right as a conclave of powerful figures from within the Anglican Communion meets to decide who should become the new Archbishop of Canterbury over the coming days.
Friday 31 August 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised to victims of child abuse in a Church of England diocese after an inquiry by his own office found "fresh and disturbing" allegations against members of the clergy.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Last-minute Synod compromise over women in top posts alienates traditionalists and reformers
Sunday 24 June 2012
David Cameron's vision of a Big Society uses "aspirational waffle" to disguise deep cuts to the state, the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed.
Monday 09 April 2012
Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury and Catholic leaders take on highly charged political subjects
Saturday 07 April 2012
This Easter, all Anglican eyes will be on the outspoken Archbishop of York in a year when he could reach the pinnacle of his denomination
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