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.

Bishop with Links to Rwandan Genocide Reinstated

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Ruhumuliza, accused of supporting Rwanda's genocidal regime, was licensed to serve as an interim minister in the Church of England's Diocese of Manchester after an immigration tribunal granted him asylum status.

UK Clergy Chafe at Being Banned From Churches

Two letters from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have controversially insisted that clergy remain at home, though some dioceses are allowing work-arounds, including suspending traditional prohibitions on private Eucharists.