Plan for 10,000 New Churches Roils C of E

An ambitious target of planting 10,000 new, predominantly lay-led churches by 2030 headlines the recommendations of a briefing paper issued by the Church of England’s Vision and Strategy group in late June.

English Clergy Protest 4-Week Worship Ban

“We strongly disagree with the decision to suspend public worship during this time,” the faith leaders wrote in a November 3 letter. “We have had reaffirmed, through the bitter experience of the last six months, the critical role that faith plays in moments of tremendous crisis, and we believe public worship is essential.”

Caribbean Slavery Reparations Urged for Church of England

Sir Hilary Beckles, the chair of the Caribbean Community's Reparations Committee cited the Church of England's complicity in slavery in urging it to move beyond apologies and to play a role with European governments and other institutions in an upcoming reparations summit.