Saturday, 4 October 2008

8th Chelmsford Anglican Bible Conference, 4th October

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Chelmsford Anglican Bible Conference 2008
Romans - a letter that has changed the world
with Giles Walter, vicar of St John's Tunbridge Wells

Saturday 4th October
Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford
£15 individual booking, £40 for three, £12 each for groups of 5 or more

"After an inspirational day exploring the Book of Job last October I can warmly commend this day event." Rt Revd David Hawkins, the Bishop of Barking

Cheques, payable to 'CABC' or Chelmsford Anglican Bible Conference should be sent with names and addresses of attendees to
St Peter's Church Office
Gubbins Lane
Harold Wood

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Composer James MacMillan warns of liberal elite's 'ignorance-fuelled hostility to religion'

A leading British composer has warned that atheist liberals are using "increasingly aggressive" means to drive religion out of public life and culture.

James MacMillan, one of the conductors of the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, claimed in a speech last night that the "ignorance-fuelled" hostility to faith shown by "metropolitan arts, cultural and media elites" risks making society bland and uniform.

He also accused pop culture of inhibiting musical curiosity in the young and leading to greater conformity.

MacMillan, regarded as the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation, added that embracing spirituality is now one of the most radical and counter-cultural moves a musician can make. Read more

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Sunday, 28 September 2008

Church group banned from community centre licensed for weddings

One you may have missed from The Times letters column:

Sir, I recently fell foul of this crackpot law (“A church where anything goes — except a wedding”, Sept 26) from the other end. As a local church group, we can no longer hire rooms at our council-run community centre, which was recently registered to solemnise weddings. Although we are part of the area and very involved in service in the community, this resource has been denied to us because it is claimed it will give the centre a regular connection with religion.

We choose not to spend money on constructing yet another church building. We would rather give to people in need. I do not believe these laws benefit society. They discriminate against faith groups.

Jacky Oliver

Epsom, Surrey

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