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  • Church of Ireland bishop backs same-sex marriage

    05/19/2014 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2014
    A Church of Ireland bishop has supported the introduction of civil marriage for same-sex couples for the first time. The Bishop of Cork, Dr. Paul Colton, said he hoped the church would one day recognize same-sex marriages in religious ceremonies. …
  • Afghans stage Dublin (Episcopalian) Cathedral protest

    05/14/2006 6:32:31 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 3 replies · 343+ views
    RTE, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 14 May 2006 22:56 | RTE News Staff
    A group of Afghans are staging a sit-in at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The group of around 30 have been at the Cathedral since earlier this afternoon. It is understood those involved in the protest are failed asylum seekers facing deportation. Advertisement They have said they were planning to go on hunger strike. Gardaí say they are demanding to speak to officials at the Department of Justice.
  • Church to sell €5m ‘tainted’ shares

    09/18/2005 6:23:49 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 15 replies · 540+ views
    THE Church of Ireland (Anglican/Episcopalian) is set to sell €5m of shares in Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) because of its involvement in the construction of the Israeli “security” wall in the occupied West Bank. The investment committee of the Church of Ireland’s representative church body wrote to the company less than a fortnight ago raising the church’s concerns about the construction and asking for the company’s response. A spokesman for the Church of Ireland confirmed last week that it had been in touch with CRH in relation to the church’s ethical investment policy. The move followed the adoption of a...
  • Cleric tells of concerns at same-sex marriages (Northern Ireland)

    06/23/2005 6:28:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 6/22/05 | Belfast Telegraph
    A senior Church of Ireland cleric has expressed alarm that same-sex marriages could be introduced in Northern Ireland by the end of the year. Bishop Harold Miller told the Down and Dromore Synod in Moira parish hall yesterday that the Government appeared intent on imposing on Northern Ireland civil partnerships for gay and lesbian couples by December. "These issues will continue to run, not only in the Church, but in the province, as the Government seems determined to introduce a form of civil partnership into Northern Ireland, beginning, so far as I can see, in December," he said. "These will...