Last weekend's much-hyped royal wedding has turned public attention to the settlement which gives the Church of England a special place in the UK constitution. In
an interview as he prepared for the wedding the archbishop of Canterbury said disestablishment would not be a "disaster", prompting debate over an issue we've been
campaigning on for 152 years.
Then this week the Constitution Unit at UCL called for reform of the coronation service to dilute Anglicanism's role. The report makes a number of welcome
suggestions, but we'll be pressing politicians to go further. State ceremonies should be secular and inclusive.
Meanwhile Ireland's referendum on abortion is taking place today. The pressure for liberalisation has given hope to those who wish to challenge
religious influence in public policy. But as you'll see below there's a need to continue pressing politicians across Britain to end their pandering to organised
religion. If you agree that this is important work, we hope you'll consider lending us your
support. Thank you.