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Religion news 9 April

April 8, 2021

Northern Ireland church leaders appeal for calm; Archbishop of Canterbury admits mistakes in first lockdown that closed churches; Church leaders stage debate on government racism report titled: A Moment of Dishonour
Religion news 8 April

April 7, 2021

Starmer’s apology for visiting Jesus House provokes backlash Sir Keir Starmer’s apology for visiting the majority black church Jesus House has provoked a furious response from conservative Christians. The Labour leader visited the church on Good Friday to see a vaccination centre, meet NHS frontline workers and young black church members. But after the church’s views on LGBTQ+ issues were...
Religion news 7 April

April 7, 2021

Hans Küng, distinguished and dissident Catholic theologian, has died The Catholic priest and theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93. A prolific author, teacher and speaker, he spent his life understanding how authentic truths of Christianity could flourish despite modernity and ecclesiastical constraints. He was the youngest theologian to participate in Vatican II, the council that dramatically...
Religion news 6 April

April 5, 2021

‘Offensive’ tweets on Good Friday The president of Humanists UK, Professor Alice Roberts, provoked a polarised debate on social media, by tweeting on Good Friday: “Just a little reminder today. Dead people — don’t come back to life.” Her detractors, from atheist to Christian, criticised it as trolling, being unkind, disrespectful, intolerant to Christians on their holiest day. But she...
Religion news 1 April

March 31, 2021

Justin Welby on the cancel culture, Batley school and that wedding; Easter services in person and online; Deep concern at report saying there is no institutional racism in Britain
Religion news 31 March

March 31, 2021

> US religious membership falls below 50 per cent > Bishop says BBC relegating religion to God slot > No British Jewish covid deaths for first time in a year US religious membership falls below 50 per cent for first time The Religion News Service reports that for the first time since the late 1930s, fewer than half of Americans...

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