Thomas Andrew explores the forgotten Christian contributions to our most iconic legal document - Magna Carta
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PM keeps hardline position despite pressure for UK to do more, amid outcry over pictures of drowned refugee child in Turkey - Guardian
At least 100 schools in England are pressurising parents to contribute financially to budgets, potentially in breach of the law - BBC News
Faith sidelined in debates such as assisted dying, say Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis & Cardinal Vincent Nichols as they visit Pope Francis - Telegraph
We tend to understand atheism as a war between religion and science - but in earlier times atheism was both more complex and more rich - BBC Magazine
The Labour candidate calls for Britain to honour its tradition of taking in refugees, accuses ministers of "political cowardice" - Telegraph
Catholics can receive absolution from dissident SSPX priests - The Spectator
Pope Francis led prayers for migrants who have died travelling to Europe, & urged people to work to stop crimes against migrants - Guardian
In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the ICU do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality - Reuters UK
Thousands of members of a Christian group protest against alleged intrusion by the government in church affairs - Reuters UK
With church attendance in decline, Tom Lamont meets the chaplains putting themselves into everyday lives - The Observer
Lucas Hnath’s The Christians analysis religious feeling with high seriousness and sympathy and transfers to the Gate next week
Failure and its consequences - Economist
Petition calls for tough stance on gays and communion for the remarried - Times
C of E lead Bishop for the environment calls to join Christians globally to fast and pray for the care of creation - Church of England
Opinion piece about applying 'love thy neighbour' to migrants, and what the UK might learn from Germany's example - Independent