January 2016


Public Lecture: How We Are Made: Embryos, Biology and Belief

This term's public lecture is presented by Jeff Hardin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  


Patriarch Kirill Addresses the Synaxis of Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

His Holiness highlighted in detail the church situation in Ukraine, saying, ‘In Ukraine today over 30 churches have been captured by force and 10 more are under threat. Schismatics and nationalists who support them claim it as ‘voluntary moves’ of the faithful to the so-called ‘Kiev Patriarchate’. 


Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

This particular Synaxis has a very special character because it is bound to the fundamental ecclesiological principle of the Church’s conciliarity inasmuch as it its primary objective is to prepare the forthcoming convocation,


Dutch politician calls for end to Muslim migration to Europe

"Last but not least, we want to stop the Islamization of our free societies. I say: no more. We chose freedom and will not compromise anymore." -- Geert Wilders


Bishop of Washington responds to the Canterbury primates communique

I regret that the primates’ decision has caused pain to those who have been deeply wounded by prejudice in the church they love because of their sexual orientation.


Provisional Bishop of San Joaquin responds to the Canterbury primates communique

The level of my sadness in response to The Episcopal Church’s “suspension” in particular from Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogues, is immeasurable.


Suffragan Bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe responds to the Canterbury primates communique

Last week's meeting of the 38 heads of the Communion's churches, chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was another example of Schadenfreude disappointed


No election for Niassa

Choice of new bishop for northern Mozambique diocese falls to the South African House of Bishops


West African church consecrates a new bishop for The Gambia

James Odico consecrated 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Gambia on 24 Jan 2016 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Banjul