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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

Tomorrow: Feria

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.

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. (scroll down)

D Mail p16 (Melanie Phillips)  Opinion piece on Anna Soubry and assisted dying.

Times pp2 (leader)/27  Report/comment on release of Youcef Nadarkhani, sentenced to death in Iran for apostasy.

Letter  Times p23, about Anna Soubry's reported views on assisted dying, from Baroness Cumberlege.

Top Weekend Stories


Sunday Times p4  News report speculating on candidates shortlisted to be Archbishop of Canterbury
Sunday Telegraph p1/5  News report "Archbishop launches parting attack on critics"

Sunday Times p40  Review of Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense by Francis Spufford

Sunday Times p30 plus Independent on Sunday p35/Mirror p2/Observer p22/Sunday Telegraph p32  News brief "'Blasphemy' girl on bail"

Sunday Telegraph p26  Comment from Jenny McCartney "Christians must find a louder voice"

Mail on Sunday p33  Peter HItchens on "Some religions are more equal..." (scroll down)

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

Daily Star p17  News report "Vicar is facing paedo charge"

Sunday Express p37  News comment "We Christians are being persecuted"

Sunday Telegraph p5  News report "No Room For atheists on the BBC 'God Slot'"

Observer p36  "Flawed logic undermines the archbishop's arguments" from Euan Clark, London


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".
Daily Telegraph p1  News report based on interview with Archbishop of Canterbury "My job is too big for one man"
Daily Mail p21  News report "Leading the Church is a job for two, says Archbishop"
Times p11  News report "I got it wrong on gays and women, admits Williams"

Times p92  Bishop of Wakefield Stephen Platten on "Lines engraved on the ancient spiritual landscape of England" with ref to the Dioceses Commission

Times p1  News report "New health minister supports right to die"
Independent  News report "New appointed minister attacks assisted suicide law"
Guardian p15  News report "Widow to continue Nicklinson's legal fight"

Guardian Loose Canon column by Giles Fraser

Daily Mail p20 News report "Christian groups' fury at Next T-shirt which mixes sex and the Bible"

Times p93  News report "Envoy teaches how to dig down into Hebrew to unearth a common cause"

Independent p27  News report "Bail for girl accused of blasphemy offers hope for case's dismissal"
Guardian p21  News report "Fears for girl granted bail in blasphemy case"
Daily Telegraph p21  News report "Girl in 'Koran burning' freed on bail"
Also Daily Mail

Daily Telegraph p21  News report "Israel 'failing to stop attacks on Christians'"

Independent p28  Review of  Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense, By Francis Spufford

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