The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that new technologies such as artificial intelligence and genetics could lead to greater inequality and injustice.
Church of England
The archbishops of Canterbury and York have apologised after the Church of England (CofE) declared only heterosexual married couples should have sex.
Civil partnerships should be no more than “sexually abstinent friendships”, the Church of England has said, declaring that sex is proper only within heterosexual marriage and anything else falls short of “God’s purposes for human beings”.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to people feeling “embarrassed or ashamed” in a message of unity on Christmas Eve.
The next Archbishop of York has admitted the Church of England’s record on ethnic diversity “isn’t good” as he was announced as the successor to Dr John Sentamu, the church’s most senior black bishop.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled his concern over the direction the UK is travelling in, saying homelessness has increased and tolerance for minority groups has decreased.
A record number of Christians are using apps and social media to pray and reflect online, data from the Church of England indicates.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for people to “put the truth out” as the Church of England issued its social media guidelines for the first time to try to tackle online abuse and misleading content.
The Church of England has launched its own Amazon Alexa skill, which will offer daily prayer resources to users and a church finder capability.
The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age with the introduction of contactless payment terminals across every diocese.
Church spires will be used to boost broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas, the Culture Secretary has announced.