Morning News Report

Religion news 4 September

Methodist Homes for the Aged honours 398 people who died and others who recovered from Covid-19; London based hearing into human rights abuses against Uyghurs; Faith leaders support Biden to ‘restore the nation’s values’.

Religion news 3 September

Bishop welcomes commitment to maintain international aid spending level; Trump and Biden court Hindu vote; Saracens’ Billy Vunipola – a person of Jesus who chose not to take the knee.

Religion news 2 September

Charlie Hebdo republishes cartoons of the Prophet, the day before a trial linked to the attack; Liberty University launches investigation into Jerry Falwell’s tenure as president; N Ireland same sex couples can marry in church.

Religion news 1 September

Downside monks move location after sex abuse report; Jewish papers concerned at David Icke’s appearance at anti covid19 restrictions rally; Pope condemns multinationals’ record exploiting the earth’s resources.

Religion news 28 August

English cathedrals emerge from lockdown with exhibitions, tours and events; Christchurch massacre victims’ families relieved at whole life sentence; five metre dreadlocks in obedience to the “coconut religion”.

Religion news 27 August

Religion news 27 August: Songs of Praise exec says Rule Britannia extols slavery, which was Britain’s holocaust; hate crime reported to be rising in Oldham; and Ruth Kelly says people of faith face hostility in UK

Religion news 26 August

Isle of Man diocese forced to sell churches as it faces financial ruin; Families of Christchurch mosque massacre call for toughest sentence for killer; and in Birmingham, an Imam becomes a police officer, identifying shared values.

Religion news 25 August

American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell resigns after sex scandal; 1:4 people in the UK worship online during the pandemic; RC objections to use of foetus cells in vaccines; and the untimely end of ‘cow yoga’ in Lancashire.

Religion news 24 August

Christchurch mosque massacre attacker sentenced; Media coverage of the attack is ‘turning point’ in tide of sensationalist reporting; Faith leaders in England support return to school.