The bishop of Durham has told the House of
Lords that the government should allow parents to opt their children out of relationships education in primary school. The NSS has criticised his remarks and the privileged platform he is given to make them.
An internal Church of England report has revealed that 500 of its churches are operating
a male-only policy for priests, five years after it had agreed to the ordination of female bishops.
A BBC commissioning editor has said the corporation aims to make
programmes with religious content "across the board" and to present belief in a "subtle and pleasurable" way. The NSS has criticised her remarks.
The leader of Ireland's main opposition party has
said a commitment to hold a referendum on marriage equality in Northern Ireland may be a way of breaking the political logjam in the region. Sinn
Fein has since said
marriage equality must be dealt with as part of attempts to restore power-sharing and rejected a referendum on the issue.
Three siblings sexually abused by a care home worker have been awarded £1m in damages from the Church of Scotland.
A Sikh-Muslim interfaith event in Birmingham has been shut down after harassment from Sikh
US president Donald Trump has falsely
claimed that babies in the state of Wisconsin are allowed to be "executed" after they're born. Meanwhile Trump has announced the
finalisation of a rule that would allow doctors, nurses, insurance providers, and employers to refuse service if it violates their religious beliefs.
Poland's authorities have removed an artwork featuring a banana
from a top national gallery, in the latest in a series of controversies over the Catholic-inspired government's intolerance of artwork it considers provocative.
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