Public worship in England resumes after 2 December; Church of England faced down eight crises in one year – now another threatens to blow it apart; US Basketball players meet the Pope to discuss racial injustice
Rabbi warns against relaxing lockdown rules: “It is not religious to give someone Covid for Christmas”; Rigpa Fellowship “mismanagement and misconduct”; Is a government faith engagement department on the cards?
Church of England split on the cards if rules on sexuality are changed; funeral company says banning collective worship has devastating impact; Muslim leaders in France required to accept a charter of republican values
Oxford Diocese says the complaint, against Dean Martyn Percy, which has led to him stepping aside temporarily, was brought to the church under the clergy discipline measure, and will be properly and thoroughly investigated.
Dean Martyn Percy steps aside in a saga which ‘has more bizarre twists than The Crown’; Starmer bans Corbyn after Jewish community’s outrage over his readmission to party; Police uniform in New Zealand includes a hijab
£1.8million to help build tolerant society; Jewish Labour Movement criticises Jeremy Corbyn’s re-instatement after antisemitism row; Council takes court action to close Christian bookshop which flouted lockdown rules
Police crack down on Christians’ resistance to lockdown; Macron rails against English language media over reports of recent murders; 300 faith organisations support charity events on Mitzvah Day
Religion drives prejudice more than racism or xenophobia; Bishops call on government to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons; Jewish News gifted to independent community news foundation; HMS Dragon lit up to celebrate Diwali
Irish priests suffering from hate comments for online services; President Macron urges international response against Islamist terrorism; Court orders blood transfusion for 15 year old Jehovah’s Witness