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Archbishop slams ‘woke’ church job advert | UK | News

Archbishop slams ‘woke’ church job advert | UK | News

[ad_1] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has criticised a Church of England job advert for a ‘deconstructing whiteness’ officer, comparing it to the BBC satire W1A. The advert was posted by the Diocese of Birmingham and sought an employee to work across several areas in the West Midlands. Archbishop Welby questioned the language used in the advert, asking “what on earth does that mean?” Speaking to Times Radio, he likened it to the comedy series that mocks BBC management. He said: “Birmingham Diocese did put that in an advert. And when I saw it, I rang up the person in charge of that area and said, ‘What on earth does that mean? “Why on earth have you put that in?” The Archbishop said the person taking the role would be in charge of making sure people from minority backgrounds had a “level playing field” when applying for jobs in the Church of England’s 15,000 parishes. The Diocese of Birmingham, led by Bishop Michael Volland, advertised the £36,000-a-year post for an “anti-racism” officer to “deconstruct …

Sir Keir Starmer wades into Kate Middleton row – ‘Butt out and leave her alone!’ | Royal | News

Sir Keir Starmer wades into Kate Middleton row – ‘Butt out and leave her alone!’ | Royal | News

[ad_1] Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is the latest political figure to wade into discussions surrounding the Princess of Wales’s privacy, after it has emerged that staff at a central London hospital are under investigation for an alleged data breach surrounding her health. The leader of the opposition has warned commentators to “butt out” and allow Princess Kate to recover from her planned abdominal surgery in privacy, after her two-week stay at the London Clinic in Marylebone back in January. Speaking on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show, Starmer was asked whether he felt sorry for the recovering mother of three, who has been the subject of many shocking conspiracy theories online. He said: “Yes. I think that we should leave her alone. She’s had a difficult operation, and she deserves privacy. We should just butt out and leave her alone… That’s not really a political response, it’s a human response, as a dad and a human being.” The Archbishop of Canterbury also made his thoughts clearly known, as he slammed the “village gossip” about Kate. …

Taxpayers are being ‘scammed’ by Archbishop of Canterbury, says Tory MP

Taxpayers are being ‘scammed’ by Archbishop of Canterbury, says Tory MP

[ad_1] A Conservative MP has suggested that taxpayers are being “scammed” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, amid questions over asylum seekers converting to Christianity. Former minister Tim Loughton told Prime Minister’s Questions: “The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted that since taking office, the attendance at the Church of England has dropped by 15% and in the 10 years to Covid, the number of baptisms in the Church of England has fallen from 140,000-a-year to 87,000. “So Christianity in the UK seems to be on the wane unless apparently, you are from a Muslim country in the middle of an asylum claim. “We’re now told one in seven occupants of the Bibby Stockholm have suddenly become practising Christians. “Can I ask the Prime Minister that given that the Church of England has now issued secret guidance for clergy supporting asylum applications for these Damascene conversions, who is the church accountable to and are taxpayers being scammed by the Archbishop?” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak replied: “When it comes to illegal migrants we need to have a system …

Justin Welby to face demands to answer for Church’s role in illegal migrant outrages | Politics | News

Justin Welby to face demands to answer for Church’s role in illegal migrant outrages | Politics | News

[ad_1] A Tory MP has demanded that the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby be hauled before the powerful Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to explain the Church’s role in facilitating illegal migration to the UK. Dudley North MP Marco Longhi, a member of the committee, has put in a request to its chairwoman Dame Diana Johnson demanding that Britain’s most senior cleric be brought before them to “explain his and the Church of England’s antics”. It comes after it emerged that the Church had provided protection to the chief suspect in the Clapham acid attack Abdul Ezedi after he had failed to get asylum twice and had been convicted of a sex attack in 2018. Ezedi’s third attempt to get granted asylum was successful because the Church of England said he had “converted to Christianity” so would face persecution back in Afghanistan. The Church of England washed its hands of blame for a series of events which have now left a woman with life-changing injuries and two children seriously hurt. A Church spokesman said: “It …

Church of England leader says a plan to send migrants to Rwanda undermines the UK’s global standing

Church of England leader says a plan to send migrants to Rwanda undermines the UK’s global standing

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — The leader of the Church of England said Monday that Britain will undermine its standing in the world if it enacts a government plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said U.K. politicians were seeking to “outsource our moral and legal responsibility for asylum seekers and refugees.” Speaking as a member of Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, Welby said that “a pick-and-choose approach to international law undermines our global standing.” “We can, as a nation, do better than this bill,” he said. Members of the Lords on Monday began debating the government’s Safety of Rwanda Bill, which is designed to overcome a legal block on a plan to send migrants who reach Britain across the English Channel in small boats to the East African country. The policy, under which the asylum-seekers would stay permanently in Rwanda, is key to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s pledge to “stop the boats” bringing unauthorized migrants to the U.K. Sunak argues that deporting unauthorized asylum-seekers …