Equalities chief defends court rulings

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Religious groups that run adoption agencies are obliged to follow British law, the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission said.

Ex-church officials decry blasphemy laws

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The former archbishop of Canterbury and the former bishop of Oxford have expressed support for a measure that would abolish Britain's blasphemy laws.

Prince Charles to wed Camilla in April

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Britain's heir to the throne, Prince Charles will marry his companion of 35 years, Camilla Parker Bowles in April, Sky News reported Thursday.

Religious leaders discuss aid issues

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Religious leaders from around the world have met in Dublin to discuss aid to developing countries, the Irish Independent reported Tuesday.

Virginia church signals Anglican rift

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The isolation of U.S. Episcopalian leaders from Episcopalians around the world is about to reach a milestone in Virginia with an unusual church service.

Christians clerics chide Muslim leaders

HANOVER, Germany, March 29 (UPI) -- With uncharacteristic bluntness, top Christian clerics in Europe are criticizing Muslim leaders for not censuring suicide attacks unequivocally.

Muslims irrate over archbishop comments

LEICESTER, England, March 26 (UPI) -- British Muslims are ripping comments by a former head of the Church of England that criticize Islamic practice and culture.


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Analysis: New archbishop--troubling genius

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- The Most Rev. Rowan Williams, who will be the next archbishop of Canterbury, could either break or strengthen the 70-million-member worldwide Anglican Communion during his anticipated tenure of 18 years.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Analysis: Anglicanism on the brink

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- "The Anglican Communion is on the brink," a prominent prelate said Monday as the 70-million member denomination awaited the news about the identity of its next
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Faith: Man from Asia -- hope for church?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- If any denomination can serve as a paradigm for the Christian Church's need of renewal, the Anglican Communion doubtless fits the bill.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Strength through growth

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Perhaps no words better prepared the world for America's battle against terrorism than those expressed by Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Honorable
TIMOTHY J. HEITMANN, Special to United Press International

Evangelicals to ponder AIDS pandemic

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Billy Graham's son, Franklin, will convene a five-day international Christian AIDS conference in Washington to make U.S. evangelicals more aware of this devasta
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George Carey
WAX2001042401 - 24 APRIL 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: President of the United States George W. Bush chats with the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. George Carey and his wife Eileen Carey in the Oval Office at the White House April 24, 2001. RW/PAUL MORSE /WHITE HOUSE. UPI

George Leonard Carey, Baron Carey of Clifton PC FKC (born 13 November 1935) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. He was the first modern holder not to have attended Oxford or Cambridge University. His time as archbishop saw the Church of England allow the ordination of women priests and a rising debate over attitudes to homosexuality at the Lambeth Conference of 1998.

George Carey was born in the East End of London in England. He attended Bonham Road Primary School in Dagenham, then he failed his eleven plus.:14 He then attended Bifrons Secondary Modern School in Barking, before leaving at the age of 15. He worked for the London Electricity Board as an office boy, before doing his National Service at 18 in the RAF as a Wireless Operator, during which time he served in Iraq.:32

He became a Christian at 17, when he attended church with his friends: "I had a conversion experience which was very real... There were no blinding lights, simply a quiet conviction I had found something," he later said.

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