Morning News Report

Religion news 19 August

Racism in the Church of England ‘a house of horrors’; Muslims say young people taking exams must be treated with due respect; Shortage of Roman Catholic priests in Ireland.

Religion news 18 august

Bishop says government u turn on how to grade A-levels is “bewildering boggling”; US Democratic party lines up faith speakers at convention; Tudor Catholic family’s hidden manuscripts found under floorboards.

Religion news 17 August

The government should apologise for A-level “mess”; Pope calls for respect and justice in Belarus; Deep frustration at slow change in CofE over handling of sex abuse claims.

Religion news 14 August

A-level results process means exceptional youngsters are “treated as an aberration”; “The Tablet” is 180 years old; and the UK’s first female Muslim football referee.

Religion news 13 August

US vice president candidate Kamala Harris says “faith is a verb”; Charity Commission urged to investigate Church of England over safeguarding process; Catholics in China told to teach children to be patriotic and respect Chinese national symbols.

Religion news 12 August

A number of polls on religion during the lockdown suggest a surge in young people praying and a quest for holistic spirituality; Bishop appeals for compassionate response to refugees; $5million from Islamic Relief to help the people of Beirut.

Religion news 11 August

Pope gives €250,000 to devastated Beirut; Orthodox Jewish community at risk of coronavirus; organ music returns to Welsh churches; and Wordsworth’s former home becomes a Buddhist retreat centre.

Religion news 10 August

Faith leaders urge action against Uyghur ‘genocide’; Beirut Catholic leaders told to live without luxury; Jehovah’s Witnesses take stand at IICSA sex abuse inquiry.

Religion news 7 August

Islamic Relief mounts aid operation for 200,000 people made homeless in Beirut; World faith leaders call for nuclear weapons to be banned; the Vatican appoints six women to group overseeing finances.