Tags: Church of England
Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:25
The National Secular Society has welcomed efforts by the Church of England to fix the date of Easter, something the NSS called for in 2015 in light of the disruption the changeable date causes to schools and business.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:33
Weekly attendance at Church of England services has fallen below 1 million for the first time – bolstering the argument for a secular state.
Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:38
The NSS has defended cinema chains' freedom to refuse religious or political advertising after the Equality and Human Rights Commission accused them of "failing to uphold Britain's long tradition of freedom of expression."
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:24
The National Secular Society has said that the Church of England cannot escape blame following the jailing of a retired Anglican priest for sexual offences committed against boys as young as 14.
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:12
Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester and Lewes, has been sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to offences against 18 teenagers and young men – allegations Ball denied for over twenty years.
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:32
The National Secular Society has written to the Government to clarify whether the Church of England is seeking to block the exhumation of remains not buried on Church land.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:51
The Church of England has published a letter advising Church members on the upcoming election, in a move which has drawn significant criticism.
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:38
An Anglican vicar has described the French satirical, anti-racist magazine Charlie Hebdo as a "nihilistic little rag" and compared their cartoons to the anti-Semitic publications of Nazi Germany.
Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15
A series of Ofsted investigations have exposed serious failings in six Islamic schools. The head of Ofsted, has warned the Education Secretary that pupils "may be vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation."
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:05
The Church of England has complained that the promotion of fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance in schools could undermine Christian teaching.
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: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:48
The first British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has had a job offer as an NHS chaplain withdrawn after a Bishop revoked his permission to officiate.
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: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:59
The Church of England's chief education officer has indicated that new CofE schools will adopt 'open admissions' policy but will still be "rooted in Christian heritage".
Posted: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:32
A church in East Yorkshire has become the latest to back down after facing opposition to its plans to use an ancient land law to make residents pay for church repairs.
Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:47
A Church of England school near Sevenoaks, Kent has refused an appeal by the local parish council to end discrimination against non-churchgoers.
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 09:36
The Church of England is bidding to run the first primary school which will be built on a major new housing development in Kettering.
CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:19
Church of England General Synod member, Andrea Minichiello Williams, has urged the Jamaican Government to keep the law that criminalises homosexuality and carries a potential penalty of ten years hard labour.
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:58
A new academic paper examining the origins of the Cenotaph and the ceremonies surrounding it has questioned the role of the Church of England at the annual remembrance ceremony.