The prime minister has told Shrewsbury's MP of plans for a
grant to support new voluntary aided schools, which are not subject to the 50% cap on faith-based admissions.
Theresa May has also described a parliamentary event run
by a Christian group as "an excellent opportunity both to celebrate Christians' ongoing contribution to this country and to reflect on the role Christianity can
play in contemporary public life". At the same event, the speaker of the House of Commons praised politicians and
church leaders, saying they have played a role in protecting freedom of religion.
The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has been extended to ensure more survivors'
voices are heard.
Councillors are resisting a request for prayers to be
said in the chamber prior to Barry Town Council meetings in south Wales.
The UK's first Christian law charity has been set
up to provide official legal advice specifically for Christian organisations.
The acting archbishop of Adelaide has said the South
Australian Catholic Church will not adhere to a change in law requiring priests to report confessions of child sexual abuse.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre has apologised and agreed to pay
$3.375 million to Maajid Nawaz's Quilliam Foundation after admitting to falsely labelling his advocacy organization as "extremist".
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