While it hasn't officially said it's sorry, the Church of England confirmed that it owes Charles Darwin an apology for misunderstanding his theory of evolution, says an article in the Guardian. While Darwin struggled to keep his faith (which he eventually lost completely), his theory of evolution put him at odds with the church. As the 200th anniversary of his birth rolls around next year, the church has launched a series of articles on its website to make amends for its past judgment. "People, and institutions, make mistakes and Christian people and churches are no exception," says Malcolm Brown, the church's head of public affairs.
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