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Autocratic Anglican archbishops face challenge

Tension has mounted in the run-up to an international Anglican Consultative Council meeting in April 2016.

Serious church failings in abuse case show need for change

A review of how the Church of England handled allegations of sexual abuse by senior clergy has revealed serious failings.

Conservative governments borrow most, despite illusion of economic prudence

The Conservative Party has borrowed more than its Labour opponents when in power,

The Archbishop’s error and owning up to prejudice

“Fears about mass immigration are completely reasonable, says Archbishop of Canterbury”, read a headline in the Sun newspaper, with the subheading “Justi

Student leader’s sedition charge for defending Indian Constitution

A student leader from  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been charged with sedition after refusing to give in to India’s far right.

Reform’s ‘working welfare’ would undermine, not assist, recovery

The right-wing think-tank Reform, in its report Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits,  has ur

Challenging idolatry and not standing by

'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).

Anglican unity, homophobic prejudice and religious violence

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised “the unity that was so remarkably shown” at a controversial gathering of Anglican primates the pr

Anglican leaders meet amidst talk of split over sexuality

A split in the Anglican Communion would be a failure though not a disaster, said the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on BBC Radio 4's Today progr

Church of England seesaws on LGBT inclusion

Church of England leaders have signalled both welcome and rejection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families and friends in the same week.