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Bishop Curry fires up the world; Sydney sends its regrets across the Tasman; and the 'greening' of clergy robes.
May 23 2018
The first African-American to lead his Church looked beyond the young couple before him in St George’s Chapel Windsor to a packed congregation and, through the television cameras, to the world beyond. Church Times reports on the wedding of Britain’s newest royal couple.
Courtesy of the BBC, watch Bishop Curry’s sermon and read the text of his memorable address.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney warns the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia that its recent decision authorising clergy to bless same-sex unions is contrary to the teaching of Christ and to a landmark decision of the Lambeth Conference of the world’s Anglican bishops 20 years ago.
The Centre for Public Christianity has produced a major documentary exploring the good, the bad, the ugly – and the unexpected – about the impact Christianity has had on the world we live in. Watch some video backgrounders.
Sydney barrister Garth Blake, SC, reports on the latest meeting of the Anglican Communion’s Safe Church Commission, which he chairs, in South Africa. Mr Blake has been a central figure in framing the Church’s reforms in response to the child sexual abuse crisis in Australia.
A clerical wear manufacturer in Britain has sourced material made from melted-down plastic bottles to offer ministers of religion a “green” choice in what they wear for the first time – part of a growing movement away from single-use plastics.
Baptist minister Megan Powell du Toit, who has a passion for the arts, analyses the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale in this review for Ethos, the Evangelical Alliance Centre for Christianity and Society.
To “live in the truth” is a challenge to live an examined and a responsible life for each person, their family and the common good of others, says the Vicar Emeritus of St Hilary’s Anglican church in Kew, the Revd Peter Corney.
Sojourners President Jim Wallis, Bishop Michael Curry and other US Christian elders from across many traditions and racial lines offer their responses to the Trump era in a video Reclaiming Jesus in a Time of Crisis.
Listen to ABC Radio National’s Religion and Ethics Report reflect on a big week for religion, with an archbishop convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, a sermon at the heart of an event watched across the globe and the delivery of a report to the Prime Minister on religious freedom in Australia.