Republic

  • April 25, 2012

    A new pamphlet published today (25 April) by the campaign group Republic says the Queen’s record in office has been one of failure.

  • April 7, 2012

    At present the symbolism of the Royal Maundy service in York ritualises economic inequality, the subservience of the Church to the Crown, and the sanctification of an unjust order, says Simon Barrow. Maybe a ritual re-ordering of it could help remind Christians, and the Established church, that we are called to oppose injustice and who who "act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus" (Acts 17.7)?

  • February 25, 2012

    Producers of a BBC documentary on the royal jubilee have made it clear that the corporation is seeking one-sided coverage of the monarchy.

  • February 17, 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.

  • January 29, 2012

    Democracy campaigners have warned schools that they may be breaking the law by taking part in uncritical celebrations of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

  • April 29, 2011

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

  • 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.