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Religion news 2 October

Archbishop of Canterbury urges free school meals in holidays as well as term time; “Terrorist” applies equally to white supremacists and Muslims; First British black Muslim festival.

Religion news 1 October

Poll finds Conservatives who believe Islam is a threat to British way of life; Bishop joins call for universal benefit rise to be permanent; BJP former leaders cleared of inciting demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Faiths mourn Covid’s one million dead

Faith leaders have expressed sadness and sorrow at the news that one million people have died of the coronavirus. They urge people to take responsiblity, stay safe and prevent further deaths.

Religion news 24 September

Archbishops warn of division hunger and isolation in second coronavirus wave; Churches call on the EU to be compassionate towards refugees; Autumn equinox at Stonehenge witnessed by a drone.

Archbishop preaches localism

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a more localised response to covid19 is welcomed for valuing the parish – the ‘church’s little platoons’. But commentators suggest the church itself has swung towards central command.