(RNS) The Church of England insists that state schools that become academies under its control will lead to higher educational standards and not the Christian “indoctrination” of pupils. The National Secular Society begs to differ.
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(RNS) The Church of England’s governing body agreed to consider new draft legislation consecrating women bishops by November this year, with the goal of passing new legislation no later than November 2015.
(RNS) Trustees from the Scouting Association are preparing to meet next week to approve a new scouting oath for atheists. The move comes only a week after Girl Guides announced that they would give up their promise to “love my God.”
(RNS) A recently released Scotland Yard file on Bishop Trevor Huddleston alleges the late Anglican leader and celebrated anti-apartheid activist was a child molester.
(RNS) Britain’s Girl Guides — the equivalent of American Girls Scouts — are dropping their reference to God in their loyalty oath.
LONDON (RNS) “They have done a cowardly, barbaric act,” said Imam Ajmal Masroor of the Islamic Society of Britain. “They have insulted God and Islam. They are low vile scum.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The move would allow openly gay clergy in the Church of Scotland, but conservative parishes that don’t agree would be allowed to opt out.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “The Germans didn’t force us to close Canterbury Cathedral during the Second World War,” cathedral spokesman Christopher Robinson said. “So there’s no chance it will be closed to visitors because we need to carry out some urgent repairs.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches is continuing to drop, but church officials say there are signs that the decline is stabilizing.