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The Jonathan Fletcher story continues

This blog piece does not begin with some breakthrough news on the Jonathan Fletcher story.  This is a continuation of the narrative...

Silence about Smyth and Fletcher — What is happening in the Evangelical abuse review?

It was announced on 12 Aug 2018 by the Church of England that there would be a review into the case of...

Congregational dynamics and murder

A murder story, widely reported last week in the Press, would not normally have attracted any comment from this blog.  But the...

Who has power in the Church of England?

At the conclusion of a very well-written piece about the Matt Ineson affair , Martin Sewell asks a pertinent question.  Who is in...

An ethically challenged Church? Bullying and threats and the Church of England

Among the many documents attached to the recent IICSA hearings was an email correspondence dating back to 2015 between a survivors’ group...

Joining up the dots – the Jonathan Fletcher story

The Internet is a great provider of information.  Of course, there are to be found in it lies, rumours and falsehoods.  We...

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Ex-priest sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for child abuse

Former Episcopal priest and convicted child abuser Howard “Howdy” White, Jr. has been sentenced on 21 Oct 2019 by North Carolina court...

Springfield bishop to retire

In his address to the Synod today , the Rt Rev. Daniel H. Martins, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield announced...

Extinction Rebellion promise to subvert democracy as well as...

One of my favourite childhood stories was the Emperor’s new clothes. I’ve always been suspicious of the pressure from crowds to make...

Facing financial struggles and board resignations, Integrity apologizes for...

Integrity, the nonprofit organization dedicated to LGBTQ advocacy within The Episcopal Church, is a shadow of its former self, beset by...