(RNS) Sensing that a move to allow same-sex marriage is all but official, bishops in the Church of England signaled they won’t try to derail it, even as they remain deeply uncomfortable with it.
Articles tagged “England”
(RNS) On the 200th anniversary of David Livingstone’s birth, Christians are being reintroduced to one of the greatest missionaries and explorers of the 19th century. A new book, meanwhile, introduces a darker side to Livingstone’s globe-trotting career and the corrosive effect it had on his marriage.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday (Dec. 11) that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. By Trevor Grundy.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) New figures from the 2011 National Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by 4 million over the last 10 years, from 37.3 million to 33 million last year. By Trevor Grundy.
(RNS) A hotel in the United Kingdom has replaced in-room Gideon Bibles with the soft-porn best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. By Nancy Trejos.
LONDON (RNS) New research indicates that Christianity is rapidly losing followers in Great Britain at such a pace that unbelievers will become a majority in 20 years. By Al Webb.