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NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

NSS debates the role of bishops in Government at Durham Union Society

Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:04

NSS President Terry Sanderson, and Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood, both argued the case that 'This House believes bishops have no place in Government' in a formal debate at Durham Union Society.

Archbishop pleads for the retention of the bishops’ bench in Lords

Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:21

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, this week appeared before the parliamentary committee looking into reform of the House of Lords arguing for the retention of the bishops' bench.

Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas and archbishops don’t vote for an elected second chamber

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:01

In a response to the Government's consultation on its proposals to reform the House of Lords, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have argued that the bench of bishops should remain and should be joined by senior members of other religions.