LONDON (RNS) A government-funded watchdog panel said British judges have
erred in supporting employers who try to fire Christian workers for
wearing crosses or refusing to offer sex counseling to gay couples.
LONDON (RNS) Couples suspected of using their wedding vows as a ruse to
skirt immigration laws will be required to meet strict identity checks
and face greater scrutiny under new Church of England guidelines to stop
LONDON (RNS) One of the prominent figures in the revived ancient
priesthood of Druidism in Britain has been charged with defrauding the
government of 40,000 pounds (about $25,000) in welfare payments over the
past eight years.
LONDON (RNS) Two senior judges have banned a Christian couple from any
further foster care because they oppose homosexuality, a stance that the
judges said has no place in the laws of a "largely secular" Britain.
LONDON (RNS) A Muslim student described by a judge as "thoroughly
radicalized" has been sentenced to five years in prison in Britain for
creating terrorist movies and "inflammatory" videos he fed to the
LONDON (RNS) A Florida pastor who sparked fury when he threatened to
burn a pile of Qurans on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has been
officially banned from Britain for preaching religious extremism.
LONDON (RNS) A right-wing political group that had asked a
controversial Florida pastor to appear at an anti-Islam demonstration
next year now says it has withdrawn the invitation because "he is not
the right candidate for us."
The Church of England, defying opposition from its traditionalist wing, has given its support to a global covenant aimed at keeping the Anglican Communion intact in the face of disputes over homosexuality and female bishops.
LONDON (RNS) A leading bishop in the Church of England has triggered
fury in British religious circles by likening the debate over allowing
female bishops to the "serious threat" of warfare posed by the Nazis on
the eve of World War II.