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Newsline 17 May 2013

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Gove under pressure to give CofE more power over schools

Gove under pressure to give CofE more power over schools

News | Tue, 14 May 2013

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is to meet bishops from every Church of England diocese to discuss the "special relationship" the Government has with the Church over its participation in education.

Same-sex marriage – is Cameron’s commitment wobbling?

Same-sex marriage – is Cameron’s commitment wobbling?

Opinion | Thu, 16 May 2013

Terry Sanderson questions if the recent political upheaval will add leverage for the opponents of gay marriage in the UK.

Bishops in the House of Lords – too political or not political enough?

Bishops in the House of Lords – too political or not political enough?

Opinion | Fri, 10 May 2013

Despite calling on the Archbishop of Canterbury to hand over some of the seats occupied by bishops in the House of Lords, Frank Field appears to want clerics to get more involved in politics.

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

News | Wed, 15 May 2013

Controversial plans to open a Sikh free school in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges have been recommended for refusal by South Bucks District Council planning officers.

We need answers to the doubts and distrust raised by the call for sharia law

We need answers to the doubts and distrust raised by the call for sharia law

Opinion | Fri, 10 May 2013

Kris Hopkins MP argues that if the rights of women are to be protected, the government must ensure that the principle of one law for all is upheld.

It’s the Church’s Christian duty to support the health service, not leech off it

It’s the Church’s Christian duty to support the health service, not leech off it

Opinion | Mon, 13 May 2013

With the Archbishop of Westminster making the case for clerics in hospitals, Terry Sanderson questions why hospital chaplains are still funded by the public purse when the NHS needs all the help it can get.

Abortion reforms in Spain: government accused of return to Franco era

Abortion reforms in Spain: government accused of return to Franco era

News | Fri, 10 May 2013

The Spanish Government is preparing a reform to the country's abortion law that, some have argued, will return Spain to a situation similar to the one that existed under General Franco's dictatorship.

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NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was on Radio Merseyside talking about religious education in schools. He was also quoted in an article in The Times (subscription) about the rise in hate preachers in British universities. He also spoke on Voice of Russia radio on this topic

Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay had this letter in the Independent

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