Archbishops warn of dangerous precedent if UK breaks international law; Peerage snub for John Sentamu “institutional prejudice”; French teacher killed for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed
Religious groups in New York argue against Covid-19 restrictions in court; Leicester acquires its first Hindu Temple; Church of England offers ‘Comfort and Joy’ this Christmas
G20 Interfaith Forum considers faith contribution to global political challenges; CofE anti racism taskforce chair says it’s time for urgent action; Sir Cliff Richard, pop’s most famous Christian ambassador, is 80.
The next sex abuse inquiry will be on the treatment of LGBT+ in the church; Paganism a growing religion in Iceland; Children’s prayer mat invented for Welsh Muslim boy goes global
Places of worship braced for change with new coronavirus restrictions; Church of England attendance figures continue to decline; Carlo Acutis, 15 year old computer whizz, takes first step to becoming a saint
Pope wants more women in roles of responsibility in the church; Children’s Society supports right of children in transgender cases to be heard; the “Skipping Sikh” aged 73 has been made an MBE
Irish church leaders urge politicians to reach a Brexit deal that strengthens relationships; Rihanna apologises after dance video using an Islamic Hadith caused offence; Humanists join US faith and conscience coalition to support Biden; Sikh Gudwara Smethwick lit up in purple for victims of domestic abuse
Damning report says Church of England failed to protect children from sex abusers because of reputational risk; Former choirboy denies bribe in George Pell trial; Church leaders test positive after White House super-spreader event, while others carry on preaching
Call for investigation into allegations that bribes influenced the trial of Cardinal George Pell; Outrage at Rihanna’s raunchy use of the Islamic Hadith; Dean of Sheffield resigns after choir row; Goddess Temple opens in Redditch.