Category - monarchy

  • April 29, 2011

    An estimated two billion people around the world tuned in on 29 April to watch the wedding of Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and Catherine Middleton.

  • April 29, 2011

    Reading the church media over the past week, and probably for the succeeding one, would leave many people with the impression that the boundary between church and monarchy is virtually indecipherable. I find this elision of faith in God with a longing for worldly pomp and circumstance deeply disturbing.

  • April 29, 2011

    Monarchy as an institution rooted in inherited wealth and pure eugenic privilege stands in contrast with, and contradiction to, the levelling Gospel of Jesus Christ, argues Simon Barrow. But a kind of mythology and ritualising in the popular imagination prevents both Christians and others from seeing what is really going on, and what is wrong with it.

  • April 29, 2011

    “Are you for King or for Parliament?” I was taught at a tender age to ask the burning question of mid 17th century England as a means of assessing an individual's take on society. It seems apposite once again.

  • April 29, 2011

    Republicans from across Britain are heading towards central London today (29 April) for Republic's "Not the royal wedding" street party.

  • April 29, 2011

    In a culture seemingly dominated by royalist propaganda, particularly around the wedding of William and Kate, here are plenty of reasons to be republican, says Phil Wood; not all of them honourable. Some may be in danger of reinforcing what they oppose. But for Christians, the case for disestablishing the kingdom and the church derives from a higher level of subversion, and a vision of equity before monarchy which people from many backgrounds are seeking.

  • April 28, 2011

    Fears have been raised over civil liberties after raids on centres associated with activism and the apparently random arrest of people with radical lifestyles.

  • April 26, 2011

    Campaigners presented a giant wedding card outside Buckingham Palace as they urged the royal wedding couple to endorse marriage equality.

  • April 20, 2011

    Campaigners will gather outside Buckingham Palace a few days before next week’s royal wedding to call on the couple to support marriage equality.

  • April 13, 2011

    My colleague Symon Hill's appearance on this evening (13 April 2011), arguing that the mutual inherence of an Established Church and the institution of monarchy compromises the Gospel message of freedom and identification with the least in society (, comes weeks away from the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.