Tags: Church of England
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.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:55
New research for the Westminster Faith Debates shows that the Church of England is not only wildly out of step with the country at large, but also with its own members.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:54
The Church of England has struck a deal with the Government that will allow it to take control of thousands of non-religious community schools.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:42
The Government has announced that it has no intention of changing the law on chancel repair liability – leaving tens of thousands of home-owners with houses that are potentially unsaleable.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:17
An attempt by the Government to reform the House of Lords looks doomed after 91 Conservative MPs defied their party whip this week and voted against plans for a mainly elected second chamber. During the two day debate there was much criticism of the plans to retain the bench of Church of England bishops.
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:10
Church of England Bishops will retain reserved seats in the House of Lords according to proposals published today by the Deputy Prime Minister.
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:07
The Church of England's failure to distinguish between social, religious and legal institutions of marriage "confuses the issues" according to a legal opinion obtained by the National Secular Society about the Church's controversial response to the Government's consultation on equal marriage. The consultation has just closed.
Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012 15:04
A concerted campaign by churches has led to the Chancellor agreeing to set aside £30 million per annum to compensate places of worship following the removal of the zero VAT rating concession for alterations to listed buildings announced in the budget.
Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:28
The Church of England is up in arms that the Government has removed zero-rated VAT status from the cost of alterations to listed buildings – without giving the Church an exemption.
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:40
According to a BBC report, recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on House of Lord Reform due to be published in April will include keeping the Bishops' Bench but reducing the number from 26 to 12.
Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:14
A new Church of England report says that it intends to expand the number of Church schools and calls for a new "concordat" between the Church and state to "reinforce and enhance" the Church's influence throughout the education system.
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:57
A survey by The Sunday Times has found that 40% of Church of England 'faith schools' are flouting the law that requires all state funded schools to provide a daily act of collective worship.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:10
The National Secular Society's campaign to get the church to pay the salary of their clergymen who are working in hospitals as chaplains was falsely portrayed at this week's Church of England General Synod.
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:45
A Yougov poll for the Sunday Times has revealed that the majority of people in this country do not think Church of England bishops should be entitled to sit in the House of Lords.
Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:34
Provisional statistics released this week by the Church of England show the Church continuing to shrink. Average Sunday attendance in 2010 continued in a downward trend, falling by two per cent to 923,700 or around 1.5% of the UK population.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:27
It is nearly half a century since this country stopped treating gay people as criminals, but the seething undercurrent of homophobic hatred is still present.
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.