The Prince of Wales has told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that he maintained contact with, and occasionally gave money to, a former Anglican bishop who was later jailed for abusing young men.
A community of nuns in rural Wales has applied to the Home Office for a licence to disinter the remains of 18 nuns buried in its cemetery. The sisters have also held a public auction of their monastery’s belongings ahead of their move.
The English and Welsh bishops have urged the government to provide evidence that it is overhauling its approach to international religious freedom, following the appointment of the first ever religious freedom envoy, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a member of a minority Muslim community to be her special envoy on freedom of religion or belief. Conservative life peer Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon argues that his task is to promote freedom of religion as an inherent human right
Christianity is viewed marginally more favourably by the post-millennial generation than by those in older age groups, according to a new ComRes survey released to mark the publication of a book, Faitheism, by the respected evangelical academic Krish Kandiah.
The first Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has been appointed by the UK Government, with Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, a British Muslim peer, businessman and former minister filling the post.
The Catholic Church has joined senior former ministers in welcoming a new commitment from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to divert vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custodial sentences through rehabilitation and the provision of tailored support.