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CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality

Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013

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.

Equal marriage: Church’s submission “erroneous”, says lawyer

Equal marriage: Church’s submission “erroneous”, says lawyer

Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012

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.

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

We will pick up your VAT bill, Chancellor tells the Church

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012

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.

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012

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.

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

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.