Justin Welby

Faiths mourn Covid’s one million dead

Faith leaders have expressed sadness and sorrow at the news that one million people have died of the coronavirus. They urge people to take responsiblity, stay safe and prevent further deaths.

Religion news 24 September

Archbishops warn of division hunger and isolation in second coronavirus wave; Churches call on the EU to be compassionate towards refugees; Autumn equinox at Stonehenge witnessed by a drone.

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.