Newsstand 6 - 12 February
Dr Freier's 65th birthday surprises; Christians urged to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases as coronavirus crisis deepens; C of E launches stock exchange index to monitor companies' efforts to tackle climate change; and behind wellness culture, the 'religion' for those who'd never be caught dead in church.
February 12 2020
Archbishop Philip Freier was the “victim” of a year-long plot by his family, episcopal colleagues and other leading Anglicans to mark his 65th birthday on Sunday 9 February, with acclamation at Evensong he attended with his family and a surprise supper at his official residence, the highlight of which was the presentation of a book published in his honour.
Bishop Philip Huggins, a former assistant bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne and president of the National Council of Churches in Australia, is among the people profiled in this article about how people are responding to the threat of climate change.
A microbiologist urges Christians to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the Church of England to stop infighting ahead of a pivotal year. In his presidential address at the opening of the General Synod in Westminster, Archbishop Welby noted that 2020 was a significant year, with the publication in the summer of material from the Living in Love and Faith project followed by the Lambeth Conference.
One of Adelaide’s most historic properties has hit the market for the first time since it was built more than 160 years ago.
The Michigan diocese of the Episcopal Church has its first female and openly lesbian bishop.
One of the Church of England’s national investment bodies is using its financial clout to launch a new initiative to monitor companies’ efforts to tackle climate change.
Justine Toh from the Centre for Public Christianity delves into the “religion” of wellness culture with columnist and author Brigid Delaney.
Christians on TV were once limited to ethical debates and Songs of Praise. But from Fleabag to The Righteous Gemstones, portrayals are now less pious and more provocative
In this piece on the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s website, vocational skills champion Sara Caplan from PwC urges employers to broaden their view about the talent pool they draw on to benefit their business.