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Charge of the bishops: Religious leaders shock coalition with massed attack on welfare reforms

Religious leaders unite to condemn the government's welfare reforms, in an outspoken letter broadening the faith community's assault on the coalition

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  • BHA: Church looks to use its schools as tools for evangelisation

    Yesterday saw the Church of England set out its recent Church School of the Future Review, also known as the Chadwick Report, at the General Synod. Introducing the report, John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford and chairman of the Church of England board of education, argued that Church schools are ‘absolutely and irrevocably at the heart of our mission’, and explained that they are working on a new curriculum that will mean that ‘the Christian faith right the way through its life, not just in RE and collective worship.’ The British Humanist Association (BHA) has questioned the legality of such a move.

  • BHA: Lords Reform Bill debated in Commons for the first time

    During the first of two parliamentary debates on the reform of the House of Lords, the Government’s proposals to retain Church of England bishops have come under sustained attack. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has denounced the proposals, which would continue to reserve seats exclusively for men of the Anglican Church, as ‘unjust, unpopular and unfair’.

  • BHA: MPs speak out against bishops in parliament

    The proposals to retain reserves places for Church of England Bishops in a reformed House of Lords was widely criticised by MPs in a House of Commons debate yesterday (Tuesday 10 July), however, due to widespread disagreements with the proposals, they are unlikely to return for further discussion before Parliament’s summer recess.

  • BHA: ‘Holy Redundant’: Bishops in the House of Lords campaign back by popular demand

    The British Humanist Association has reactivated Holy Redundant campaign urging the public to email their MPs against continuing reserved places for bishops in the House of Lords following the Church of England’s 20th Nov 2012 vote to not to allow women to be bishops.

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