The prime minister has encouraged believers attending a Christian prayer meeting in parliament to engage in public life. She described the national prayer
breakfast 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."
The speaker of the House of Commons has praised both politicians and church leaders for their role in protecting freedom of religion in the UK. He was
addressing the national prayer breakfast, the same event the prime minister attended.
The UK's first Christian law charity has been set up to provide official legal advice specifically for Christian organisations. Edward Connor Solicitors is
linked to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and describes its lawyers as "Christians first, solicitors second".
The Catholic Education Service has suggested it is not a problem for its schools to discriminate against children from non-religious families because secular
schools exist. The Church of England has also refused to take on board criticism that some of its schools discriminate against the non-religious.
Victims of female genital mutilation can now get help at a walk-in clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital in the London borough of Waltham Forest. The clinic has
been described as the first of its kind in the country.
Almost 7,000 Orthodox Jews in north London gathered for a communal prayer on education on Tuesday morning. The event featured criticism of Ofsted's efforts
to ensure schools promote British values and praise of the prime minister for promoting faith in society.
A new book reveals a substantive movement of people choosing to leave Islam. Fiyaz Mughal, its co-editor, reflects on the stories it tells and the importance
of mutual respect and empathy between Muslims and ex-Muslims.
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