Posts Tagged ‘Divisions’

Can the Catholic Church agree to change anything?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Sometimes you need to catch your breath when a Vatican official’s speaking echoes a theologian’s writings. Which way is this going to go? Not long ago, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, echoed a 50-year-old passage from a book by … wait for it … Swiss theologian Hans Küng. Speaking on Spain’s church-owned Read more

Anglican leader warns against pretending all faiths same

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Religious leaders risk fuelling extremism by pretending that all faiths are basically the same, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. The Telegraph reported Archbishop Justin Welby saying faith leaders seemed desperate to hide behind “bland” and “anaemic” statements about what they have in common. This is instead of facing up to the “profound differences” between Read more

Dispute over the assets of a Tongan Methodist church in Utah

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A legal battle is taking place in Utah, USA, as a result of a split in the Tongan Wesleyan Church there. The split in the church took place after Filimone Havili Mone, the former pastor of the Tongan United Methodist Church, was charged with failing to report child abuse. The Rocky Mountain Conference removed Mone Read more

Queen’s visit to Ireland may ‘heal divisions’

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Religious leaders are hailing Queen Elizabeth II’s historic state visit to Ireland this week as a sign of reconciliation following centuries of sectarian hatred and violence. They hope it will help heal divisions. Arriving in Dublin on 17 May for a four-day visit, the queen will be the first British monarch to set foot in Read more