Danny Kruger MP was asked by the Prime Minister to report on how faith groups contributed to civil society in the lockdown. He suggests a new deal between the state and faith groups to provide ongoing help.
A proposed Holocaust memorial in Victoria Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, has become the subject of a planning inquiry after objections to its location and size.
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.
Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, will be observed in different ways because of the coronavirus, with online services replacing overflowing synagogues and pages of tips for celebrating with immediate family at home instead of large social events.
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Services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, are often ticketed with overflow services in additional rooms. But this year, Covid19 restrictions are changing rituals and ending social gatherings.