Daily Media Digest Tuesday 15 November

News from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Launch of rabbis and priests joint social action initiative 
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5806/archbishop-and-chief-rabbi-launch-rabbis-and-priests-social-action-initiative

Archbishop Justin preaches at Year of Mercy closing service at Westminster Cathedral
http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5805/archbishop-justin-preaches-at-year-of-mercy-closing-service-at-westminster-cathedral

News from the Archbishop of York

Archbishop encourages Advent for Everyone
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3555/archbishop-encourages-advent-for-everyone


News from the Anglican Communion

Bishop Greg Venables is new Primate of South America
http://www.anglicannews.org/features/2016/11/bishop-greg-venables-is-new-primate-of-south-america.aspx
 

Media Coverage


Christian Today/Premier
Reports that GAFCON UK has released a list of clergy known to be in same-sex relationships or who have officiated or publicly supported gay unions in the Church of England. Articles say it is the first time such a list has been compiled, although the information is already in the public domain, and raises fears it will lead to increased abuse.  GAFCON says the list was given as a briefing for conservative bishops around the world to highlight the state of the CofE.  
 
Northern Echo
Report on letter of apology written by Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, to a man who is calling for a retrial after retired Archdeacon Granville Gibson, having been convicted earlier this year on two counts of historic indecent assault, was found not guilty in court regarding a third person. Following Gibson’s imprisonment, the Bishop of Durham instigated a review into all circumstances surrounding the case.
 
Ind/Exp
Further coverage that the BBC is set to diversify its programming with increased multi-faith coverage to better reflect the “role of religion in modern Britain”.  Director General Tony Hall, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, will invite religious leaders to a round table next year to discuss how the broadcaster can improve on its existing output. A senior executive will also be appointed to design new programme concepts alongside what is currently delivered, such as Songs of Praise and Thought for the Day. A BBC source said the broadcaster would not be cutting back on Christian programming, and instead would be considering how it could better represent faith in general.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bbc-christian-bias-plans-diversify-faith-programming-a7416141.html
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/732113/BBC-Christian-religion-coverage-biased-Muslim-Friday-prayer
 
Tel
Reports that the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has authorised the extradition of Lauri Love to the US, where he is accused of computer hacking offences. Responding to the announcement, the Revd Alexander Love, Mr Love's father, told the Press Association, "It was going to happen - it was inevitable - but it's still painful. I cannot begin to express how much sorrow it causes me."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/14/amber-rudd-authorises-extradition-to-us-of-autistic-vicars-son-l/
 
Exp
Profile of BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker who reveals how his faith and strong Christian beliefs have guided his successful career.
http://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/732310/BBC-Dan-Walker-Eamonn-Holmes-faith-religion-sundays-career
 

Stories Worth Sharing


Janice Yelland-Sutcliffe, a member of St Mary’s Church, Lowdham, writes about a major renovation project in the churchyard, one of the biggest in Nottinghamshire, and how this work has brought a community together.

 Read the blog here: http://cofecomms.tumblr.com/post/152722853017/how-renovating-a-churchyard-brought-a-village

 Listen to the interview here: http://bit.ly/2gasEPG
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