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Religion news 17 September

American Jesuit magazine says Trump is a threat to the constitutional order; Witchcraft is booming on social media; York Minster bells ring out in honour of Gerald, the Cathedral cat.

Archbishop preaches localism

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a more localised response to covid19 is welcomed for valuing the parish – the ‘church’s little platoons’. But commentators suggest the church itself has swung towards central command.

Religion news 16 September

Archbishop says trust local communities to tackle impact of coronavirus; Swale council rejects chaplain because politics and religion don;t mix; Muslim charity set up to support British converts.

Religion news 15 September

Rehman Chishti, Freedom of Religion envoy, resigns over government bill allowing UK to break international law; Israel lockdown affects three major festivals; Trussell Trust warns of increasing hunger in UK.

Religion news 14 September

51 metre high looped arch monument, the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’, to be built in the west Midlands; Vatican envoy sent to Belarus as Catholic Archbishop is banned from the country; Survey suggests one fifth of UK young men share dangerous ideologies which can fuel extremism.

Religion news 11 September

Pope says pleasures of good food and sex are divine; Scottish hate crime legislation passes first hurdle despite protests; Taoist priest creates memorial shrine in China

Religion news 10 September

Priests in Queensland told to ignore secrecy of confessional in child sex abuses cases or face jail; Church of England condemns destruction of aboriginal site by Rio Tinto Zinc; Rabbis welcome TikTok’s decision to tackle hate speech.