The Church of England is planning rapid expansion of publicly-funded schools in its control, but it faces a challenge from parents, teachers, unions, academics, clergy and many others who want to end discrimination in admissions and employment.
Black church leaders and community groups have joined protests from civil rights campaigners over the UK government’s decision to retain DNA profiles on close to a million innocent people for up to 12 years.
Roger Gayler, a 65-year-old vicar of St Mark’s Church at Mark's Gate in Barking and Dagenham is to preach, meet the scouts, speak to schoolchildren, study with his Bishop and collect envelopes door-to-door with just half a beard – for Christian Aid week.
Daleep Mukarji, director of international development agency Christian Aid, says that the UK government needs to do more to help charities working in economically poorer countries during the present financial crisis.
The Baptist Assembly, held this weekend in Bournemouth (1-4 May), passed a resolution condemning the use of ‘Mosquito’ alarms to deter anti-social behaviour amongst young people after a passionate speech from an 18-year old Baptist.
Thousands of people backed a rally in London and services and events across the country yesterday, calling for an amnesty for three quarters of a million migrants described as "undocumented" or "illegal" by the British authorities.