Category - Windsor family

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Media coverage of George Windsor's baptism gave the impression that baptism is about conformity. Baptism began in a far more radical way, before its domestication by the powerful. Since then, many people have rediscovered baptism's original subversive force, as a sign of dedication to the kingdom of God – and a rejection of the kingdoms of this world.

  • 17 Feb 2012

    The pro-democracy group Republic has begun a series of nonviolent protests in reaction to the build-up of preparations to the royal jubilee in June.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    British republicans have welcomed a high turnout today at 'not the royal wedding' events in various parts of Britain.

  • 29 Apr 2011

    BBC Radio 4, so often a voice of intelligence and relative impartiality, began the news this morning (29 April) with the extreme bias and simpering tones they reserve for reports on the Windsor family. It was announced that Kate Middleton would be "transformed" from a "commoner" into "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge".

  • 28 Apr 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.

  • 23 Nov 2010

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and William Windsor. Whatever view you or I take of the monarchy, the Church of England or the opinions of Pete Broadbent, this news raises some worrying questions.

  • 21 Nov 2010

    Today is the Feast of Christ the King. After days of wall-to-wall media coverage about royalty, churches across Britain have today celebrated Jesus Christ as the true king. This is a truly subversive claim.

  • 17 Nov 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    As news of a royal engagement was announced, a gay couple were refused permission to marry after they declined the option of a civil partnership.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.