Saturday, 31 May 2008

Row over church call to target Muslims in evangelism

A LAY member of the Church of England's General Synod has caused controversy within the Church for voicing the need to actively convert Muslims.

Paul Eddy, who is training for ministry, has registered a private member’s motion which already has the support of 124 synod members, but has attracted criticism and discouragement from other Church leaders.

Mr Eddy is pressing resolutely ahead. He said: “If it’s not successful as it stands, then basically it will say that the House of Bishops no longer believes in the uniqueness of Christ.

“If the House of Bishops in any way shape or form try to wreck the motion or amend the motion or did not come out clearly for it, it would be the most incredibly damaging thing for the Church of England.” Read more
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