(RNS) In England, a judge’s decision to require Muslim women to remove a facial covering prompts a national debate on veils, particularly the niqab, which covers all but the eyes.
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(RNS) The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England will be the last in Britain to admit women as bishops.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Richard Dawkins says other children in his school peer group had been molested by the same teacher but concluded: “I don’t think he did any of us lasting harm.”
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.
(RNS) One caller to the TV program asked in Urdu what punishment was due for anyone showing disrespect to the Prophet Muhammad. “We are ready, and should be ready at all times, to kill a blasphemer,” was the response.
(RNS) Irish Catholic politicians and Parliament members who voted for a controversial law that allows abortion under certain circumstances will not be excommunicated or denied Communion, Archbishop Eamon Martin said.
(RNS) Spokesmen for the Church of England deny it is about to invest in controversial fracking explorations, but it is also asserting its rights to mines and minerals under privately owned land.
(RNS) While planning for a sixth child, a high-profile British couple told the Daily Mail (Aug. 2) they plan to sue the Church of England to get married there. The new law, signed by the queen, stipulates that no religious denomination will be forced to carry out such services.