monarchy

  • 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 4though.tv 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 (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14559), comes weeks away from the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • April 13, 2011

    The Channel 4 television 'beliefs' slot, 4thought.tv - which unlike BBC Radio 4 'Thought for the Day' is open to both believers of all stripes and non-believers - has been asking if we should be proud of the Queen's close ties with the Church of England, or if these ties are anti-Catholic and exclude other beliefs in multicultural Britain.

  • February 12, 2011

    Republic, the organisation campaigning for an elected head of state, has criticised VisitBritain, for its claim that the Royal wedding will boost tourism

  • January 8, 2011

    Republic has condemned government plans to increase secrecy surrounding the royal family by amending the Freedom of Information Act.

  • November 23, 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    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and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.