In a report for the Church Urban Fund, Paul Bickley argues that churches tackle the relational deficit blighting deprived communities.
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Religion in the Media
A daily roundup of media stories about religion.
From Palestinian militants to the Japanese during WW2, the idea of the “death cult” has been politically useful long before Isis - Guardian
The Spanish government has dropped plans to make abortion illegal - Times
Senior Church of England bishop says the church "has accommodated itself so much, and is so lacking in distinction" - Independent
Politicians from the Yes and No campaigns, including John Swinney lit a candle in a show of unity - Times
Rev Nigel Genders, the Church of England's chief education officer writes about the importance of RE - TES Opinion
Archbishop Welby, who admitted that he sometimes doubts the existence of God, has been praised by the Diocese of Bristol - BBC
Scientists call for massive mobilisation inspired by the Vatican and other religions - Independent
Scotland needs to be healed after a referendum contest largely based on enmity, not enlightenment - Telegraph
Cardinals will publish a book rejecting Pope Francis' plan to reconsider allowing remarried divorcees to receive communion - Times
Metropolitan police officer under investigation over the death of a man in custody wants to become a Church of England minister - Guardian
Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s prayer ahead of People’s Climate March warns that the global economy is destroying the web of life - Guardian
The Archbishop of Canterbury has revealed that challenging situations have led him to question the existence of God regularly - Times
The Anglican Mission in England looks like a support group. But if required, it could turn into rather more than that - Spectator
A new breed of modern-day monks is reviving a 1,000-year-old tradition by setting up a Church in Wales "monastery" - BBC
Imams have called on every mosque in the UK to hold a day of prayer for the British taxi driver threatened with beheading - Times