“Creating Sanctuary” initiative trains churches in how to safely counsel someone who is gay, following reports of violence and abuse in conversion therapy.
A school pastoral assistant, dismissed for Facebook posts about the teaching of relationships, has lost her claim for unfair dismissal. She was defended by the conservative Christian Legal Centre.
Damning report into child sex abuse in the Church of England fails to convince that change will result. “Weak and non-specific” recommendations require more clarity, new processes and money.
Timeline of the Church of England’s recent history of sex abuse cases and how they were handled, laid bare by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.