Ben Ryan analyses the scope and importance of chaplaincy in the UK today
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Religion in the Media
A daily roundup of media stories about religion.
A proposal to devolve decision-making about ministerial training to the dioceses has been opposed by educators - Church Times
A new online magazine has been launched by UK imams with the aim of at "reclaiming the internet" from extremists - BBC
Rachel Treweek, the new bishop of Gloucester, hopes that appointment of women to such positions will become ‘normal’ - Guardian
Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs has warned - BBC
It involves a gay-themed cake, a bakery run by devout Christians, and the future of equality legislation - Guardian
The Rev Canon Alison White will become the new bishop of Hull - Guardian
The BBC have launched a new interactive database compiling information on British jihadists known to be in Syria or Iraq
Church leaders have welcomed a call by MPs for an "urgent" review of benefits sanctions - Christianity Today
Upon receipt of a papal kiss in Naples at the weekend, a vialful of a third-century saint’s blood reportedly half-liquefied - Guardian
A British ISIS fighter has called for the death of Theresa May following her call for British Muslims to help defeat extremism - Christianity Today
Home secretary will set out broad approach for tackling ‘serious and widespread’ problem of Islamic extremism ‘head on’ - Guardian
Libby Lane discusses the opportunities and challenges she faces as the first woman bishop in the Church of England - Guardian
A new project will offer trainee priests and Christians who are scientists the chance to engage with contemporary science - BBC
His public utterances on all manner of subject may seem scattergun or contradictory, but this pope is playing a tactical game - Guardian
A report by the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission says it is time for union - Church Times