Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsReligion England
IN THE NEWS

Religion England

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1991 | GRAHAM HEATHCOTE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
George Carey, the next archbishop of Canterbury, scoffs at reports of the death of the Church of England. "The church is not in a terminal state of decline and death. That is absolute rubbish," he says. "Only people who know very little of it make statements like that." Carey, 55, is a fervent believer taking charge of a church which has fewer and fewer adherents and--its critics say--fewer and fewer beliefs.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Christ-like portrait has been used to inspire leftist revolutionaries around the world, but for the first time, Britain's churches are using his image to arouse interest in Jesus. On black-and-red posters for the churches' Easter campaign, the bearded Marxist revolutionary in a beret has been transformed into Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. The slogan underneath reads: "Meek and Mild. As If. Discover the real Jesus. Church. April 4."
Advertisement
NEWS
July 5, 1989
The British government refused to extend blasphemy laws for Muslims who want to bring author Salman Rushdie to trial for allegedly blaspheming Islam. Home Office Minister John Patten told leading British Muslims that extending the laws could damage relations between different religions. But the Muslim leaders vowed to continue their campaign to bring Rushdie to court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | Associated Press
A survey of six of 44 dioceses in the state Church of England found that most women priests have suffered some form of harassment, according to the Observer newspaper. William Beaver, the church's communications chief, said the church is studying the survey, which has yet to be released to the public. Because of the small sampling, he said, "we do not think that such conclusions that most women priests are bullied can be drawn."
NEWS
August 2, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Amid pleas for unity, a gathering of the world's Anglican bishops Monday effectively took the controversial step of sanctioning the elevation of women as bishops. By a majority of 423 to 28, with 19 abstentions, the bishops voted in favor of a resolution underscoring the right of the Anglican Communion's individual geographical provinces to decide for themselves on the divisive issue.
NEWS
December 30, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His mother is angry. His wife suns herself in silence on a Caribbean beach. His mistress' friends leak backstairs gossip to tabloid newspapers. One day he may be king, but as a new year dawns, 47-year-old Charles of England is the prince of wails. Charles versus Diana. The sad story of a fairy tale that crashed and burned is well-known. What will make 1996 different is that pregnant questions demand answers, and resolution is at hand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | Associated Press
A survey of six of 44 dioceses in the state Church of England found that most women priests have suffered some form of harassment, according to the Observer newspaper. William Beaver, the church's communications chief, said the church is studying the survey, which has yet to be released to the public. Because of the small sampling, he said, "we do not think that such conclusions that most women priests are bullied can be drawn."
NEWS
February 21, 1998 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lord's Prayer, one of the cornerstones of Christianity, has become the focus of a religious donnybrook pitting traditionalists against modernists in Britain's official Church of England. Should prayer use powerful rhetorical language, or should it be simple, direct and accessible? That is the question facing leaders of the Church of England and being echoed in other Christian denominations around the world also seeking ecumenical agreement and a common Lord's Prayer for the new millennium.
NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A new Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was enthroned Friday, and he vowed to lead a missionary Anglican Church that will speak for the oppressed and not be afraid of involvement in politics. "The cross of Jesus Christ . . . places us alongside the oppressed, the dispossessed, the homeless, the poor and the starving millions of our planet," he said.
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Christ-like portrait has been used to inspire leftist revolutionaries around the world, but for the first time, Britain's churches are using his image to arouse interest in Jesus. On black-and-red posters for the churches' Easter campaign, the bearded Marxist revolutionary in a beret has been transformed into Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. The slogan underneath reads: "Meek and Mild. As If. Discover the real Jesus. Church. April 4."
NEWS
February 21, 1998 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lord's Prayer, one of the cornerstones of Christianity, has become the focus of a religious donnybrook pitting traditionalists against modernists in Britain's official Church of England. Should prayer use powerful rhetorical language, or should it be simple, direct and accessible? That is the question facing leaders of the Church of England and being echoed in other Christian denominations around the world also seeking ecumenical agreement and a common Lord's Prayer for the new millennium.
NEWS
December 30, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His mother is angry. His wife suns herself in silence on a Caribbean beach. His mistress' friends leak backstairs gossip to tabloid newspapers. One day he may be king, but as a new year dawns, 47-year-old Charles of England is the prince of wails. Charles versus Diana. The sad story of a fairy tale that crashed and burned is well-known. What will make 1996 different is that pregnant questions demand answers, and resolution is at hand.
NEWS
November 12, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Church of England decided by a two-vote margin Wednesday that women may be ordained as priests. The General Synod ruling--a decision that some experts termed the most divisive for the church since the Reformation--came after 17 years of debate. Pending the anticipated approval of Parliament and Queen Elizabeth II, it could lead to the church's ordination of the first female priest by 1994.
NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A new Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was enthroned Friday, and he vowed to lead a missionary Anglican Church that will speak for the oppressed and not be afraid of involvement in politics. "The cross of Jesus Christ . . . places us alongside the oppressed, the dispossessed, the homeless, the poor and the starving millions of our planet," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1991 | GRAHAM HEATHCOTE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
George Carey, the next archbishop of Canterbury, scoffs at reports of the death of the Church of England. "The church is not in a terminal state of decline and death. That is absolute rubbish," he says. "Only people who know very little of it make statements like that." Carey, 55, is a fervent believer taking charge of a church which has fewer and fewer adherents and--its critics say--fewer and fewer beliefs.
NEWS
July 5, 1989
The British government refused to extend blasphemy laws for Muslims who want to bring author Salman Rushdie to trial for allegedly blaspheming Islam. Home Office Minister John Patten told leading British Muslims that extending the laws could damage relations between different religions. But the Muslim leaders vowed to continue their campaign to bring Rushdie to court.
NEWS
November 12, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Church of England decided by a two-vote margin Wednesday that women may be ordained as priests. The General Synod ruling--a decision that some experts termed the most divisive for the church since the Reformation--came after 17 years of debate. Pending the anticipated approval of Parliament and Queen Elizabeth II, it could lead to the church's ordination of the first female priest by 1994.
SPORTS
October 4, 2004 | MIKE PENNER
You watch the New England Patriots equal the NFL record with their 18th consecutive victory Sunday, joining the likes of the John Elway Broncos, the Joe Montana 49ers, the Larry Csonka Dolphins and the George Halas Bears, and immediately your thoughts flash back to the Steve Spurrier Redskins. If not for Spurrier, the last coach to beat the Patriots, New England would be in the record book alone.
NEWS
August 2, 1988 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Amid pleas for unity, a gathering of the world's Anglican bishops Monday effectively took the controversial step of sanctioning the elevation of women as bishops. By a majority of 423 to 28, with 19 abstentions, the bishops voted in favor of a resolution underscoring the right of the Anglican Communion's individual geographical provinces to decide for themselves on the divisive issue.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|