Daily News Briefing

Religion news 3 December

MPs ask ‘did public worship ban breach human rights?’; CofE’s Director of Safeguarding resigns; Leaders due to attend virtual memorial service for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; British Islam annual conference 2021 is postponed

Religion news 2 December

Clergy on the front line of raw poverty in Burnley; Archbishop says build a better world after Covid-19; Yorkshire police hijab invention; Cathedrals re-open with Christmas spirit; Tequila bar becomes a church to beat Covid-19 ban

Religion news 1 December

Cardinal George Pell “dismayed sense of vindication”; Police investigate Christian Concern film as possible hate crime; French Imams to sign charter of republican values; Methodist church in America splits over sexuality

Religion news 26 November

Furious response to international aid budget cut; Bishops condemn film which insulted LGBTQ+ Christians; Foreign Office turns red to remember persecuted Christians; Maradona finds comfort in the hands of God

Religion news 25 November

Five days of Christmas secured – of sorts; Appeal for carol singing to be allowed; Faith leaders’ outcry at government intention to reduce international aid budget; Cathedrals become charities

Religion news 24 November

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

Religion news 23 November

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?

Religion news 20 November

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

Religion news 19 November

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