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Daily Media Briefing: Monday 10 September

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office 

Daily Briefing for Monday 10th September 2012

Issued at 09.05 by rh/lh


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Today's press coverage

Times p13  Report that the Bishop of Durham "is being promoted by the influential conservative evangelical movement" for appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3533229.ece

D Tel p15; D Mail p20 (Andrew Pierce)  More about different aspects of same-sex marriage legislation: its prospects following Cabinet reshuffle; and reported threat of dismissal for teachers who refuse to endorse it.     http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9531803/Teachers-face-sack-for-refusing-to-endorse-gay-marriage.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2200774/Cameron-faces-new-swipe-Right.html (scroll down)

D Mail p16 (Melanie Phillips)  Opinion piece on Anna Soubry and assisted dying. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2200766/Anna-Soubry-New-Health-Ministers-views-assisted-suicide-truly-disturbing.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fdebate%2Fcolumnists%2Fcolumnist-256%2FMelanie-Phillips.html

Times pp2 (leader)/27  Report/comment on release of Youcef Nadarkhani, sentenced to death in Iran for apostasy. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3533091.ece http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article3533098.ece

Letter  Times p23, about Anna Soubry's reported views on assisted dying, from Baroness Cumberlege. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3532974.ece


Top Weekend Stories

Sunday

Sunday Times p4  News report speculating on candidates shortlisted to be Archbishop of Canterbury
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/People/article1122272.ece
Sunday Telegraph p1/5  News report "Archbishop launches parting attack on critics"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9530382/Archbishop-launches-parting-attack-on-critics.html

Sunday Times p40  Review of Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense by Francis Spufford 
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/culture/books/non_fiction/article1119245.ece

Sunday Times p30 plus Independent on Sunday p35/Mirror p2/Observer p22/Sunday Telegraph p32  News brief "'Blasphemy' girl on bail"
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article1121632.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/sep/08/pakistani-blasphemy-girl-freed-jail-video
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9530596/Rimsha-Masih-Christian-girl-arrested-for-blasphemy-released-from-Pakistan-prison.html

Sunday Telegraph p26  Comment from Jenny McCartney "Christians must find a louder voice"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9528884/British-Christians-must-find-a-louder-voice.html

Mail on Sunday p33  Peter HItchens on "Some religions are more equal..." (scroll down)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2200381/Peter-Hitchens-arrests-burglary-victims-Tracey-Andrew-Ferrie.htmlb

Sun on Sunday p15  Comment from Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali (no link)

Daily Star p17  News report "Vicar is facing paedo charge"
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/271338/Kids-home-boy-claimed-he-was-molested/

Sunday Express p37  News comment "We Christians are being persecuted"
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/344952/We-Christians-are-being-persecuted

Sunday Telegraph p5  News report "No Room For atheists on the BBC 'God Slot'"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9530350/Thought-for-the-Day-will-not-be-opened-to-atheists-says-BBC-religion-chief.html

Letter
Observer p36  "Flawed logic undermines the archbishop's arguments" from Euan Clark, London
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/sep/09/big-issue-tutu-iraq-blair?INTCMP=SRCH


Saturday

Daily Telegraph p16  Interview with Archbishop of Canterbury to mark publication of his book, a  collection of lectures and essays, "Faith in the Public Square".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9528915/My-job-is-too-big-for-one-man-says-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html
Daily Telegraph p1  News report based on interview with Archbishop of Canterbury "My job is too big for one man" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9528915/My-job-is-too-big-for-one-man-says-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html
Daily Mail p21  News report "Leading the Church is a job for two, says Archbishop"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200105/Archbishop-Canterbury-Leading-Church-job-two.html
Times p11  News report "I got it wrong on gays and women, admits Williams"
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3532505.ece

Times p92  Bishop of Wakefield Stephen Platten on "Lines engraved on the ancient spiritual landscape of England" with ref to the Dioceses Commission
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3531835.ece

Times p1  News report "New health minister supports right to die"
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3532309.ece
Independent  News report "New appointed minister attacks assisted suicide law"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/newlyappointed-minister-attacks-assisted-suicide-law-8119734.html?origin=internalSearch
Guardian p15  News report "Widow to continue Nicklinson's legal fight"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/sep/07/tony-nicklinson-widow-right-to-die?INTCMP=SRCH

Guardian Loose Canon column by Giles Fraser
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/07/tolstoy-rushdie-literature-faith-karenina?INTCMP=SRCH

Daily Mail p20 News report "Christian groups' fury at Next T-shirt which mixes sex and the Bible"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200118/Christian-groups-fury-Next-T-shirt-mixes-sex-Bible.html

Times p93  News report "Envoy teaches how to dig down into Hebrew to unearth a common cause" http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3531843.ece

Independent p27  News report "Bail for girl accused of blasphemy offers hope for case's dismissal"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bail-for-pakistani-girl-accused-of-blasphemy-offers-hope-for-cases-dismissal-8117929.html
Guardian p21  News report "Fears for girl granted bail in blasphemy case"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/08/pakistani-christian-girl-freed-jail
Daily Telegraph p21  News report "Girl in 'Koran burning' freed on bail"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9530396/Christian-girl-in-Pakistan-blasphemy-case-is-flown-out-of-prison.html
Also Daily Mail  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199907/Rimsha-Masih-Christian-Downs-Syndrome-girl-granted-bail-cost-m.html

Daily Telegraph p21  News report "Israel 'failing to stop attacks on Christians'"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9529123/Vatican-official-says-Israel-fostering-intolerance-of-Christianity.html

Independent p28  Review of  Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense, By Francis Spufford
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/unapologetic-why-despite-everything-christianity-can-still-make-surprising-emotional-sense-by-francis-spufford-8113822.html?origin=internalSearch