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  1. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    China’s ‘lost Jews’ discover their faith

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:50pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... when the community discovered the similarities of their traditions with those of Jewish visitors. “We found out that they had the same religion!” she said.   A first group of four women from ...

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    Church heads for critical vote on women bishops

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 02:00pm

    ... New York Times in London Two decades after it supported the introduction of women as priests, the Church of England began three days of deliberations on Monday that will include a critical vote on the ordination of women as bishops – a notion that still splits its members into rival camps. The church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a Protestant denomination ...

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    Catholics and vatican split over divorce, abortion, contraception: poll

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:32am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Poll finds most members of the church disagree with teachings on divorce and abortion, and are split on whether women should become priests Catholics divided on vatican doctrine Most Catholics worldwide disagree with church teachings on divorce, abortion and contraception and are split on whether women and married men should become priests, according to a new poll ...

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    Church of England votes against women bishops

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... rejects women bishops The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility, its leader said yesterday, after the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide narrowly rejected the appointment of women bishops. The outcome of the vote, which followed years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals, triggered turmoil and set back efforts to modernise the church. In its ...

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    Church of England rejects legislation on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:21am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London The Church of England voted on Tuesday against allowing women bishops after it failed to win the support of enough lay members for the reform, leaving the Church facing ... been lost... we do not proceed any further,” said Archbishop of York John Sentamu. Some women priests in the public gallery wiped tears from their eyes after Sentamu read out the results. ...

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    Church of England backs female bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Vote by General Synod could lead to women being ordained by the end of next year Church of England backs female bishops The Church of England's governing body voted overwhelmingly in favour of female bishops yesterday, ending a 20-year impasse that could see women ordained as senior clergy by the end of 2014. A vote on a package of measures to endorse women bishops ...

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    New Anglican leader Justin Welby backs women bishops

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Justin Welby also promises rethink on gay marriage while tackling divisive issues New Anglican leader backs women bishops The new leader of the world's Anglicans said yesterday he backed women bishops and would examine his thinking on gay marriage, tackling issues that have divided followers across the world. Former oil executive Justin Welby ...

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    Pope Francis embraces atheists in his call for peace in Christmas message

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:12am by Reuters

    ... Israelis and Palestinians. "Wars shatter and hurt so many lives!" he said, saying their most vulnerable victims were children, elderly, battered women and the sick. The thread running ...

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    Pope Francis calls for fewer powers for the Vatican

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:32am by AFP

    ... engaged in helping the needy, but ruled out allowing women priests in a key document released yesterday. The Catholic leader said he was seeking advice on how his role should change, using ... her position on this question". But he added that it should do more "to adequately accompany women in very difficult situations, where abortion appears as a quick solution". ...

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    Pope issues radical mission statement for Catholic Church

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:22am by Associated Press in the Vatican

    ... of their faithful and not be defeatist “sourpusses”. While again ruling out women’s ordination, Francis called for greater role for women in making decisions in the church and said the faithful ought ...




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