CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The poll found that Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, and Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labor Party, were viewed positively because they state openly that they don’t believe in God.
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LONDON (RNS) Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an urgent investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood amid growing fears that the organization is planning extremist activities in England. But the Brotherhood warns such a probe may lead to more terrorism.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Supreme Court Justice Lord Roger Toulson wrote that religions should not be confined to those with faith in a supreme deity. “To do so would be a form of religious discrimination unacceptable in today’s society,” he said.
(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.
(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.