Tags: Church & State
Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”
Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:20
Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions".
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45
Christopher Columbus has been removed from the Turkish school's syllabus after President Erdogan claimed Muslim sailors discovered the Americas in the 12th century.
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:23
Researchers in the history and law departments of Glasgow University are beginning a research project to map the historical and current religious privileges in Scotland's laws.
Catholic Church in Norway secretly registered thousands as Catholics to illegally secure government funds
Posted: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:27
For four years the Catholic Church in Norway has been illegally registering immigrants as Catholics in order to secure increased government funding.
Posted: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:15
A new YouGov poll conducted among Anglican clergy shows a significant minority of them would support separating the Church from the state.
Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14
Secular lawyers have called for a separation of the Church of England from judicial affairs after judges marked the start of the legal year with an Anglican service.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:19
Prime Minister David Cameron has again stood by his assertion that Britain is a "Christian country", saying he believes "very deeply that we should be confident in that status as a nation".
Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 10:27
A campaigning group for LGBTQ rights in Guernsey has announced that it has secured a commitment from the Guernsey government to introduce secular marriage legislation, removing religious references from laws related to marriage.
Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:55
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has called for the "eventual" disestablishment of the Church of England.
Posted: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20
In his most recent effort to highlight his strong Christian faith and the importance of Christianity within the UK, David Cameron has called for Christians to be more "evangelical".
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:37
The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:14
A citizens' initiative has been launched in Finland calling for legislative revisions to abolish the state church and to establish a state unbiased toward all religious convictions.
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:45
A new Yougov poll has found that the majority of people in Britain think the Church of England should be separated from the state.
Leader of Russian Orthodox Church says it is dangerous to unite state and church while Putin declares Russia a secular state
Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:35
Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that there is no question of the church and state uniting in Russia.
Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:45
Two members of the National Secular Society have written to the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, asking that he end the Anglican Church service in Westminster Abbey that marks the opening of the judicial year on 1 October.
Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:18
The All Party Parliamentary Group, Christians in Parliament, has published a report, Faith in the Community, which looks at the relationship between local authorities and churches.
Majority of Europeans favour separation of church and state, but Islam has an uphill battle for acceptance in Germany
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:11
A major new study of attitudes towards religion around the world has been conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation – and finds that the majority of people in all the 13 nations surveyed favour a clear separation between religion and the state.
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:34
The Catholic Church in Austria has reacted "with satisfaction" at the failure of a referendum that sought to strip churches of their many privileges.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:19
A referendum is being held in Austria aimed at ending the 1933 concordat that regulates church-state relations.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:42
A Liberal Democrat MP, Greg Mulholland, has tabled an amendment to the proposed same-sex marriage bill proposing a complete separation of state marriage and religious weddings. Mr Mulholland argues that separating state and religious marriage is the only way to ensure equality and freedom of religion.