2019 Religion & Media Festival

2019 Religion and Media Festival

EVents

The Religion Media Centre runs a programme of events for journalists, press officers and commentators on religion. These include ‘Chatham House’ discussions; seminars relating to news stories and opportunities for media professionals reporting and reflecting religion, to meet one another. Please keep checking our events page for further information.

Latest factsheets

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Government urged to help faith groups as Westminster Abbey faces £12m shortfall

By Christopher Lamb, 9 July 2020 The government needs to help places of worship hit financially by Covid-19, according to an influential peer who says the role of religion is crucial in the [...]

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Religion news 9 July

Bishops need to ‘watch their tone’ Sixteen Church of England bishops who took to twitter to criticise the Prime Minister’s special adviser Dominic Cummings, for breaking the lockdown are being  taken to task [...]

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Church Commissioners spend £24m to ‘create 50,000 disciples’

Comment by Andrew Brown The Church of England is to spend £24m on projects that, it hopes, will produce 50,000 new churchgoers. One priest whose diocese has benefited from the new funding said [...]

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Religion news 8 July

UK Hajj tour operators threat British Muslim tour operators are threatened with financial ruin after the Saudi authorities barred international travellers to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage in a measure to control the [...]

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UK Hajj tour companies face financial difficulties

British Muslim tour operators are threatened with financial ruin after the Saudi authorities barred international travellers to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage in a measure to control the Covid-19 epidemic. Usually 25,000 British [...]

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Religion news 7 July

Legal action over locked down places of worship      Banning religious services during the coronavirus lockdown may have been illegal, according to a judgment delivered by the high court judge, Mr. Justice [...]

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Populist Right using religion to give their politics soul

By Christopher Lamb Nationalist politics are gaining ground across Europe, the United States and parts of Latin America and many of the leaders of the populist right are using religion to consolidate their [...]

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Religion news 6 July

Church services resume Worship resumed in the Church of England and Roman Catholic churches on Sunday following the lockdown, with strict health and safety rules in place. 200 people pre-booked for the service [...]

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Religion News 3 July

Vatican concern over West Bank annexation The Vatican has reiterated that Israel and the State of Palestine “have the right to exist and to live in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders.” [...]

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City sues South Korean church at heart of Covid-19 outbreak

By Tim Wyatt A religious movement Shincheonji Church of Jesus is being sued for £67 million by a South Korean city for allegedly failing to stop a mass outbreak of Covid-19. The high-profile group, [...]