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It’s the Church’s Christian duty to support the health service, not leech off it

It’s the Church’s Christian duty to support the health service, not leech off it

Posted: Mon, 13 May 2013 14:29 by Terry Sanderson

With the Archbishop of Westminster making the case for clerics in hospitals, Terry Sanderson questions why hospital chaplains are still funded by the public purse when the NHS needs all the help it can get.

Cracks appearing in NHS, but chaplains sail on regardless

Cracks appearing in NHS, but chaplains sail on regardless

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:38 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson suggests prayer will be the only "treatment" available in hospitals soon as they close and go bankrupt.

The Church of England should act now if it wants to save its hospital chaplaincy service

The Church of England should act now if it wants to save its hospital chaplaincy service

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:31 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson calls on the Church to relieve the struggling NHS of the financial burden of chaplaincy services, and for them to set up chaplaincy trusts to provide the necessary funding.

Hospitals axed, wages cut, frontline staff dispensed with – but Chaplains are sitting pretty

Hospitals axed, wages cut, frontline staff dispensed with – but Chaplains are sitting pretty

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:28 by Terry Sanderson

As our precious health services are falling one after another in the face of the recession, the Church must be very happy that the NHS is prepared to pick up the substantial wage bill for the clerics it should be paying for itself.

Male circumcision is an unwarranted breach of a child’s integrity – just like FGM

Male circumcision is an unwarranted breach of a child’s integrity – just like FGM

Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:28 by Kenneth Houston

The Muslim-Jewish alliance of religious 'leaders' who condemned the recent German court ruling in Cologne on male circumcision stands as a testament to the need for secularism.

Ritual circumcision: religious rights of parents are at odds with the best interests of the child

Ritual circumcision: religious rights of parents are at odds with the best interests of the child

Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:16 by Dr Antony Lempert

Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum on the landmark German court ruling that parents do not have the right to circumcise their children without a medical reason.

Christian doctors claim jobs at risk if they refuse to do gender reassignment operations

Christian doctors claim jobs at risk if they refuse to do gender reassignment operations

Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:23 by Tessa Kendall

Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship claims that doctors risk disciplinary action if they refuse to carry out gender reassignment surgery - but a doctor with objections wouldn't train in this surgical specialism in the first place.