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Daily Media Briefing: Wednesday 21 November

Daily Media Briefing: Wednesday 21 NovemberDaily news update from the Church of England.

General Synod Rejects Draft Legislation on Women Bishops

General Synod Rejects Draft Legislation on Women BishopsThe General Synod of the Church of England has voted to reject the draft legislation to allow women to become bishops.

Mental Health Matters: New web resource launched at Synod

Mental Health Matters: New web resource launched at SynodA new web resource to encourage the Church's pastoral ministry in the area of mental health, Mental Health Matters, was launched today at a fringe meeting during this week’s sessions of the General Synod at Church House, Westminster.

Archbishop-designate speaks in favour of women bishops legislation

Archbishop-designate speaks in favour of women bishops legislationRt Rev Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop-designate of Canterbury, spoke in favour of the legislation to enable women to be bishops at the General Synod today, as many spoke alternately in favour and against.

General Synod begins Final Approval debate on draft legislation on women bishops

General Synod begins Final Approval debate on draft legislation on women bishopsThe General Synod celebrated Holy Communion in the assembly chamber, after which, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, took the chair for the debates on legislation that would enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.

Daily Media Briefing: Tuesday 20 November 2012

Daily Media Briefing: Tuesday 20 November 2012Daily Media Briefing: Tuesday 20 November 2012

General Synod: Summary of business on Monday 19 November 2012

General Synod: Summary of business on Monday 19 November 2012Summary of business on Monday 19 November 2012

“Get connected to challenge stereotypes,” says Bishop of Birmingham for Inter Faith week

“Get connected to challenge stereotypes,” says Bishop of Birmingham for Inter Faith weekThe Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, is issuing a community challenge for national Inter Faith week - to get connected with people of different faiths and ethnicities “to challenge our stereotypes and broaden our imagination”.

Daily Media Briefing 16 November

Daily Media Briefing 16 NovemberMedia briefing 16 November

Assisted dying proposals rejected as too damaging

Assisted dying proposals rejected as too damagingA change in the law on assisted dying would ‘permit people actively to participate in bringing about the deaths of other individuals, something that, apart from cases of self defence, has not formed part of the legal landscape of the United Kingdom since the abolition of capital punishment’, the Church of England Mission and Public Affairs Council has told politicians.

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