Elaine Storkey, drawing on her years of involvement in General Synod, Crown appointments and working for the ordination of women as priests and bishops, reflects on the withdrawal of Philip North.
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Elaine Storkey pays tribute to Jill Saward and challenges the church to continue her work
The introduction to Elaine Storkey’s new book, “Scars Across Humanity” names the problem of violence against women which we need to understand and overcome.
Sir Fred Catherwood’s was a life well-loved and a life well-lived. He epitomised the best of the Protestant work ethic and belonged to that generation of Christians who saw no distinction between a call to responsible citizenship and a call to the Kingdom of God.
Harriet Tubman was born a slave in Maryland in about 1820. Elaine recounts her courageous and inspiring life.
The vision of a world where women and men experience equal respect and freedom from harm is crucial – and an essential part of Christian redemptive hope. (more…)
I am on the horns of a considerable dilemma. We are now at the point where it should be possible to admit women to the office of Bishop, and thus to full participation in the ministry of the Church of England. (more…)
Originally published in the Church Times 13th January 2012 (used with permission) The Report from the Commission on Assisted Dying was entirely predictable. Its key recommendation – that we legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill adults with less than a year to live- surprised no one. Indeed, what other outcome was likely from an initiative […]
Women at the Cross by Elaine Storkey Reading: Mark 15 25-41; Luke 23 50-56 There were many bystanders at the public execution on that first Good Friday. Some came for the experience; the spectacle of human torture and death is magnetic for those with an appetite for cruelty. Others came because it was their job. They were […]
Meeting the odd god of atheism by Elaine Storkey Originally publised in Church Times 28th January 2011 Meeting a former university colleague I noticed with interest how some of his previous views had changed. This wasn’t surprising, for maturity challenges many of our attitudes and ideas. What was more surprising was that when he began to talk […]