Tags: Church of England

The Church of England – myth and reality

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson on how the Church of England plays on the shortness of memory to rewrite its often unpleasant history. Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Christianity, Catholic Church, Church of England

The great debate begins

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson

We've been trying for a long time to get a national debate going about the place of religion in British society. It took our court case in Bideford to really ignite it. Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Church of England, Council Prayers

Sentamu's shot at gay marriage is only the first salvo in a bitter battle to come

Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has warned the government that if it tries to legalise gay marriage, it will face a huge onslaught from religious bodies. Read More »

Tags: Christianity, Church & State, Church of England, Equality & Human Rights, Catholic Church

Why do the bishops have the right to thwart democratically agreed legislation?

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Is it right that religious leaders should be able to interfere in the democratic process of an elected Government? Read More »

Tags: Church of England, Lords Reform

Establishment and the gay bishop

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson on how the Church seems to want it both ways. It wants to be exempt from the law on religious grounds, but it also wants to pretend that it is the "nation's church" serving everyone without fear or favour. Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Equality & Human Rights, Church of England

Cameron is joining the right-wing rush to religion

Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 by Terry Sanderson

David Cameron's now notorious speech to the Church of England, in which he promised to elevate "Christian values" to a special place in society, has been much commented on in the past week. Read More »

Tags: David Cameron, Christianity, Church of England, Morality, Church & State