The General Synod meeting in York last week (Photo: Archbishops’ Council)

COI Gazette – 24th July 2015

Environmental concerns a major focus at C. of E. General Synod The General Synod of the Church of England, meeting in York from 10th-13th July, devoted a substantial part of its time to considering matters relating to the environment, with … Continue reading

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Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Aphrem II

COI Gazette – 10th July 2015

Calling suicide bombers martyrs is ‘blasphemous’, says Syrian Orthodox Patriarch In an interview with Gianni Valente of Vatican Insider, the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Aphrem II, has said that suicide bombers cannot be martyrs, declaring that martyrdom was not “a sacrifice … Continue reading

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Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the EC in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, with religious leaders at the ‘high-level meeting’. Bishop Christopher Hill is pictured front row, first left. (Photo: EU/Shimera/ J. Jacquemart)

COI Gazette – 3rd July 2015

Religious leaders meet European Commission On 16th June, senior interfaith leaders gathered for the 11th annual ‘high- level meeting’ at the European Commission. Held at the invitation of European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the gathering focused on ‘Living together … Continue reading

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Pictured at last week’s event focusing on GAFCON are (from left) Philip Robinson, Dr Peter Jensen and the Revd Trevor Johnston. (Photo: Peter Blair)

COI Gazette – 26th June 2015

Leading GAFCON figures speak in Belfast Senior figures in the traditionalist Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) were in Belfast last week to speak at an event in Willowfield parish church, Diocese of Down, promoting the movement. The 19th June event … Continue reading

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COI Gazette -19th June 2015

Porvoo Communion Co-Chair, Dr Jackson, adds ‘nuance’ to controversial Bad Boll report Speaking to the Gazette last week about the Anglican/ Lutheran Porvoo Communion’s recently published report, Perspectives on Economics and Ethics, which followed from a consultation on the topic … Continue reading

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COI Gazette – 12th June 2015

Digital era offers opportunities, Angela Merkel tells Kirchentag event in Stuttgart   Addressing this year’s Kirchentag – a German open Church convention – which was held last week in Stuttgart, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the opportunity of affirming that … Continue reading

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Dean Tom Gordon

COI Gazette – 5th June 2015

Dean of Leighlin demands formal separation of northern and southern Church ‘identities’ The Dean of Leighlin, the Very Revd Tom Gordon, referring to the ecclesiastical provinces of Armagh and Dublin, has told the Gazette that he believes it is “obvious … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 0
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are pictured at the grave of the poet, W. B. Yeats, in the grounds of St Columba’s, Drumcliffe, following the ecumenical service of peace and reconciliation, with (from left) Bishop Ferran Glenfield, Bishop Kevin Doran, Dean Arfon Williams, Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese. (Photo: Chris Bellew/©Fennell Photography)

COI Gazette – 29th May 2015

Royal visit to Drumcliffe ecumenical service a ‘milestone moment’ – Bishop Glenfield In the course of a reflection delivered during an ecumenical service of peace and reconciliation in St Columba’s parish church, Drumcliffe, Diocese of Elphin, last Wednesday (20th May) … Continue reading

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The Dean of St Patrick’s, the Very Revd Victor Stacey (left), and Dean’s Vicar, Canon Charles Mullen, display the ‘Our Shared Humanity’ banner presented to the Cathedral following the Corrymeela Community’s 50th anniversary service. (Photo: Louis Parminter)

COI Gazette – 22nd May 2015

National Cathedral hosts Corrymeela Community’s 50th anniversary thanksgiving service Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation community Corrymeela, marked its 50th anniversary this month with a weekend of celebratory activities and events in Dublin, including a thanksgiving service in St Patrick’s Cathedral. The Corrymeela Community … Continue reading

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Archbishop Richard Clarke addressing the General Synod in Armagh last week

COI Gazette – 15th May 2015 – Special issue – The General Synod

Embrace missional challenge or close church doors, Archbishop of Armagh tells General Synod In his presidential address at last week’s General Synod, the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, commented on the statistics from the first Church-wide survey on attendance … Continue reading

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