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    We lead this week with the publication of the final report of the inquiry into Christian persecution commissioned by the Foreign Secretary. The Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen’s recommendations include a call for a new ‘Bunyan Fund’ to help the victims of persecution, a situation the Foreign Secretary said is getting worse. There was also a […]

    Archbishop calls for ‘thoughtful engagement’
    THE ARCHBISHOP of York, Dr John Sentamu, told Synod that the first time he experienced ‘unbridled hatred’ was from Church of England members sending ‘a torrent of abuse and hatemail’ after the Archbishop commented on national TV that ‘the issue of the parents’ sexuality cannot trump Jesus’ command to welcome’ children into baptism. He told […]

    Synod speaks up for refugees
    INTRODUCING the Southwark Diocesan Synod Motion on Refugee Professionals, Mr Nicholas Lebey (Southwark), told Synod: “Refugees need jobs as well as homes, and refugees are not just people with a particular set of needs; many of them have much to offer. “Some of us would have met a refugee doing a low-wages, lowskilled job, only […]