Daily News Briefing

Religion news 17 December

370 world religious leaders declare opposition to LGBTQ+ conversion therapy; Cardinal George Pell suggests Vatican opponents conspired to destroy him; Bishops discuss impact of Covid-19 on finance and organisation

Religion news 16 December

Volunteers helping the vulnerable in the pandemic are exhausted and running out of supplies; 300 schoolboys kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram; Chief Rabbi urges action as Uyghurs are persecuted in China

Religion news 15 December

Church report says families struggling to survive poverty need more government support; 20,000 people respond to government’s faith engagement survey; Mosque prayer leader attacker jailed for seven years

Religion news 14 December

The Jericho march fusing God with Make America Great Again; Catholic church failings investigated after priest jailed for sex abuse; Questions for Labour following resignation of shadow minister for faith; Northern Ireland church leaders urge mass vaccination against Covid-19

Religion news 11 December

Church Commissioners for England support campaign targeting ExxonMobil; Jewish festival of Hannukah begins; Covid-19 severe risk to humanists; Catholic bishops welcome return of Dreamers programme

Religion news 10 December

Places of worship gear up for vaccination roll out; Religious ideas manipulated against Covid-19 vaccine; Edict to impose IHRA antisemitism definition prompts fierce debate; France to outlaw polygamy and forced marriage

Religion news 9 December

British Muslim doctors counter false news on Covid-19 with the facts; Christchurch mosque massacres could not have been stopped; Archbishop and Chief Rabbi speak of pain and sadness of losing a child

Religion news 8 December

Labour’s shadow faith minister resigns after “misjudged comments” in RMC briefing; Prince Charles pays tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; Pope to visit Iraq; Britain’s best mosques awarded prizes

Religion news 7 December

Sikhs in London protest in support of Punjab farmers; Four Christian street preachers on Bristol take police to court; Church buildings gutted by fire and destruction; US court to determine ownership of Guelph treasure

Religion news 4 December

Catholic bishops confirm people can take the Covid-19 vaccine without sin; 500 people congratulate London faith groups serving the community; The RE relic needs non-religion to survive; Sikhs in London protest in support of Punjab farmers