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Labour MP calls for state intervention in Church affairs over women bishops

Labour MP calls for state intervention in Church affairs over women bishops

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:03

Labour MP Diana Johnson has attempted to over-rule the Church of England by introducing legislation allowing for women to be consecrated as bishops.

Bishops come under fire but Lords Reform now looks a distant prospect

Bishops come under fire but Lords Reform now looks a distant prospect

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.

Norway makes another step in the long road to separating church and state

Norway makes another step in the long road to separating church and state

Posted: Tue, 15 May 2012 17:07

The Norwegian Parliament is planning to amend the country's constitution on Monday to continue the long, drawn-out effort to separate the church from the state.