Church of England votes to change the language in reference to God; must be gender neutral

Church of England

Romans 1:28 “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”  2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears

Important Takeaways:

  • Gender-neutral God to be considered by Church of England
  • [Calling for] reference to Our Father, to be scrapped in favor of either gender neutral or female alternatives.
  • Claiming that “a theological misreading of God as exclusively male is a driver of much continuing discrimination and sexism against women”.
  • The news comes amid tensions within the Church of England as the Synod prepares for a historic vote on blessings for same-sex couples later this week.

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Christians And Muslims Join Together To Fight Slavery

In a first of its kind collaboration, leaders of the Christian and Muslim faiths are banding together to take a stand against slavery.

The new Global Freedom Network has the support of Pope Francis & the Vatican, the Church of England and al-Azhar, the Cairo based center of Sunni Muslim learning.  It’s the first time the leaders of all three major religious groups have worked together with a single goal.

The GFN says that over 30 million people around the world are trapped in slavery and Pope Francis said it was a “crime against humanity.”

The group has vowed to make sure no organization under its control has tied to slavery-related business or groups and they will press governments to work to eradicate slavery within their borders.

“We are struggling against evil in secret places and in deeply entrenched networks of malice and cruelty,” said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The Global Freedom Network will be coordinated by Australian based anti-trafficking charity Walk Free Foundation.