Tags: Church and State

The Church shouldn’t have a privileged platform in political debate

The Church shouldn’t have a privileged platform in political debate

Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 by Stephen Evans

Following the furore over the archbishop of Canterbury's latest political intervention, Stephen Evans argues Justin Welby should be free to speak, but his words shouldn't carry the constitutional weight they do. Read More »

Tags: Church and State, Disestablishment

Appointments of future archbishops shouldn’t be the state’s business

Appointments of future archbishops shouldn’t be the state’s business

Posted: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 by Stephen Evans

Church of England plans to give Anglican church leaders from around the world greater power in choosing future archbishops of Canterbury are a reminder of the need to separate church and state, argues Stephen Evans. Read More »

Tags: Church and State, Disestablishment

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The PM's Catholic wedding shows the need for a church-state divorce

Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 by Megan Manson

In light of his Catholic wedding, Boris Johnson has handed over the duty of advising on the appointment of bishops. Megan Manson asks why the prime minister should have any business in church affairs in the first place. Read More »

Tags: Church and State, Disestablishment

Church and state should be separate

Church and state should be separate

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 by Stephen Evans

Ahead of the NSS's 2020 Bradlaugh Lecture on the subject, Stephen Evans says the disestablishment of the Church of England is right in principle and could benefit church and state alike. Read More »

Tags: Church and State, Disestablishment, Opinion Out Loud