The Law Commission is proposing wide reform of the rules governing weddings, allowing humanist and other non religious celebrants to conduct legally binding ceremonies, in many different locations including beaches.
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’.
The Archdeacon of Hackney Elizabeth Adekunle says blck people lack the desire to join the church because of racial discrimination. Another commission has been set up to address the issue again.
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.
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.
Faith activists join together to surround parliament as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests against climate change. \Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, was among the protesters.
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.
Professor Frank Bremer has spent his life researching the Puritans who settled in the new world. On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage, he reviews their attempts to create an exemplary society.
Jonathan Petre tells the story of the Puritan separatists who left Plymouth for the new world in September 400 years ago, later to be joined by ‘saints’ from Suffolk, as the American dream began.