Clifford Longley lays out a fresh approach to economics based on Catholic Social Teaching
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The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education - BBC News
The European Commission has dismissed NSS complaints over employment discrimination in faith school - National Secular Society
One in 50 Anglican clergy in the UK believes God is merely a human construct, according to a new survey today - Christian Today
Archbishop of York argues that priests should be free to break the confidentiality clause where children are in danger - Times
We’re self-congratulatory and skeptical about multiculturalism simultaneously, but recent events threaten our better selves - Guardian
The open arguments about liberalising Catholic teaching are a welcome and necessary dose of reality, whichever side appears to win - Guardian
Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits - Guardian
Bishop warns Church will wither away without radical change to attract more people - Telegraph
A combination of dwindling state support and soaring funeral costs is leaving hard-pressed families dependent on the council to bury their loved ones - Guardian
Christian group warns ‘British values’ rules imposed after Trojan Horse scandal leading to schools with a religious ethos being marked down - Telegraph
Unless influential people oppose Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, there’s no hope for her or many others facing execution - Guardian
Archbishop of Westminster insists apparent rejection of thaw in relations between Catholic Church and same-sex couples is ‘not an end’ and urges Church to go further - Telegraph
In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just 3 per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey - Christian Today
Many in the media think that the synod on families heralds the arrival of new teachings on homosexuality and divorce. But the Church won't succumb to liberal fashion - Guardian
The use of military force by Britain and its allies against Islamic State (Isis) may be justified, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury - Times