Religion news 12 January 2022

Tory MPs urge sanctions against HSBC over links to oppression of Uyghurs; New chair to oversee parish reorganisation and church closures; Israel rebuts claims that radical fringe groups aim to drive Christians out of Jerusalem

Factsheet: Sexuality timeline in the Church of England

The Church of England is currently locked in increasingly bitter internal debate over LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. This is the culmination of decades of wrangling and discussion, which began more than half a century ago, with no clear resolution yet in sight

Factsheet: Sexuality and the Church of England

The Church of England is in the midst of a complex and fraught internal debate over same-sex marriage and LGBT issues. Currently it bans gay weddings in churches and does not let clergy enter same-sex marriages either, although some of its sister Churches have permitted this