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Factsheet: Sexuality timeline in the Church of England

January 11, 2022

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

January 11, 2022

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
Factsheet: the Raëlian movement

January 7, 2022

The Raëlian movement, also called Raëlianism or the Raëlian religion, is a new religious movement (NRM) based on a belief in UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
Factsheet: New Religious Movements

December 22, 2021

New Religious Movements is an academic term which encompasses many of those groups and organisations which are often negatively labelled as sects or cults in popular discourse. The movements vary enormously, although they are often derived from most established faiths, and there is significant disagreement among researchers about how to categorise them
Factsheet: Roman Catholicism

October 28, 2021

The Catholic Church is the largest Christian Church and religious domination in the world. It is the oldest continuously existing institution, with 1.2 billion people baptised into the faith.
Factsheet: Assisted suicide

September 23, 2021

While most religious groups have historically opposed the legalisation of assisted suicide, there is a growing movement of people arguing for its introduction on the grounds of faith.

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