Morning News Report

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

Religion news 18 November

£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

Religion news 17 November

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 news 16 November

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