Bishops

Reality Of Life For Catholics? They Have Sex Before Marriage, Use Condoms And Get Divorced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Catholics have sex before marriage, use contraception and get divorced, and the Church needs to confront that reality, a new Vatican study has shown. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Enter Tony Blair

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 20 February 2014... 1) ENTER TONY BLAIR He's baaaaaaaack. Again. Yesterday, a court heard...

Bish, Bash, Bosh: The Bishops Against Benefit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Another day, and another of those pesky religious leaders has attacked the government over welfare reform. This time it's Vincent Nichols, the lead...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Pledges End To 'Groundhog Day'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 3 June 2013... 1) AN END TO 'GROUNDHOG DAY'? Three peers - Lords Cunningham, Mackenzie and Laird - and an MP...

Ned Simons

MPs Asked To Force Church Of England To Accept Women Bishops

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics

MPs will be asked to support a move to force the Church of England to allow women Bishops, following the controversial decision last year to block the...

Children Will 'Pay The Price'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has backed criticism of the government's controversial welfare changes, warning they will have a "deeply disproportionat...

The Census Results Speak for Themselves, Government Should Listen

Andrew Copson | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

We know from research done since the last census that most people who tick 'Christian' do so for cultural or ethnic reasons rather than religious ones and only 48% of those who tick 'Christian' believe that Jesus Christ was real person who was the son of god and rose from the dead.

Oh Come All Ye Tweetful!

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK

The country's senior bishops are set to tweet their Christmas Day sermons for the first time this year in a Christmas Tweet campaign. The Archbisho...

Are You There God? It's Me, PR...

Katy Campbell | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK
Katy Campbell

With time comes changes, and this is something that the church, and God, have failed to appreciate. As the Church of England (C of E) reaches boiling point, it is perhaps the time to step in and say "Are you there, God? It's me, PR."

Ned Simons

Should Bishops Be Banned From The House Of Lords?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Politics

MPs and campaigners have called for bishops to be thrown out of the House of Lords after the Church of England voted to retain the ban on women being ...

A Woman's Place...Is in the House of Bishops

The Reverend Jennie Hogan | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
The Reverend Jennie Hogan

To say I have never had to fight would be incorrect. Things are changing, however; the gender ratio of those training for the priesthood is currently 50:50. Many predict that women will soon predominate.

'Christians Don't Need Defending By You'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Faith leaders have spoken out against the EDL's religious "recruitment drive", which has seen the far-right group attempt to bond with Christians, Jew...

Holy Redundant: Let's get Bishops out of Parliament

Andrew Copson | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

This week we learned that the parliamentary committee considering reform of the House of Lords voted 13-7 to support the government's plan for automatic places for Bishops to remain in a reformed chamber.

Politicians Out of Touch With Secular Public

Hanna Hindstrom | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics
Hanna Hindstrom

Bad news. Militant secularism is out to get you. It wants to deprive your children of morality, rights and religious freedom. Or so says Baroness Warsi. And unfortunately she is not alone.

Government Opposition to Secularism Should Concern Us All

Andrew Copson | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

Secularism is essentially a political strategy that says, in the context of a diverse society, the state should not discriminate in favour of or against any person because of their religious or non-religious beliefs.

No Moral High Ground: Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Hits Out At Lords Bishop Rebellion

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has criticised the bishops behind blocking the government's welfare reform proposals in the House of Lords ...

IDS: Welfare Reform Is Not Designed To 'Punish' Families

Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has insisted his welfare reform plans are not designed to "punish", as he vowed the proposed cap on benefits will not make children ...

Anglican Bishops Call For Welfare Cap To Be Eased

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

Anglican bishops have called for the government to drop its plans to cap benefits at £500 per week for families, saying that it could push some of th...