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Lord Boateng urges Church of England to ‘contribute to national…

LORD Boateng has urged the Church of England to contribute towards a £4 million national memorial to victims of the slave trade in Hyde Park, the first of its kind in Britain, according to a report. The report by an independent group led by the Labour peer, the Archbishops’ Racial Justice…

No fixed date for when UK will send first migrants…

Britain's government cannot give a fixed date for when it will first be able to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, deputy prime minister and justice secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday.Britain's initial attempt to deport asylum seekers - part of a policy designed to deter dangerous sea crossings of the…

UK confident it can overturn legal ban on Rwanda plan

Britain is confident it can overcome legal challenges to its bid to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda following a last minute intervention by European judges that grounded the first flight minutes before it was due to depart late on Tuesday.The government had been forced to fight a series of legal…

We will not be deterred from Rwanda asylum plan: Boris…

THE UK government on Tuesday (14) defended its controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, even as the entire senior leadership of the Church of England branded it shameful and immoral. According to Daily Mail, opening Cabinet this morning, prime minister Boris Johnson said, "What is happening with the…

‘An immoral policy that shames Britain’: Church of England leaders…

SENIOR leaders at the Church of England have called the Home Office's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda 'immoral'.  The Most Rev Justin Welby and the Most Rev Stephen Cottrell, the senior leaders, alongside 23 bishops criticised the plan. "Whether or not the first deportation flight leaves Britain today for…

UK’s first flight taking migrants to Rwanda can go ahead,…

Britain's government overcame a legal challenge to its controversial policy to begin deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda as the High Court dismissed campaigners' attempts to win an injunction and said the first flight could leave next week.Charities and a trade union had launched a challenge earlier this week against the…

Ed Sheeran to crown queen’s four-day jubilee party

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran was on Sunday set to bring the curtain down on four days of momentous nationwide celebrations to honour Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee.The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter will perform at the finale of a day-long pageant lauding the 96-year-old monarch's record seven decades on the throne,…

The queen has travelled to more than 100 countries since…

Longevity Elizabeth has reigned for 70 years and nearly four months -- longer than any other monarch in British history. The previous record was held by her great-great-grandmother queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days until 1901. At 96, Elizabeth is the oldest current monarch…

Queen pays tribute to Prince Philip

THE Queen on Tuesday (29) made her first major public appearance in months, at a thanksgiving service for her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year aged 99. The monarch, who turns 96 next month, has not attended a high-profile event outside her homes since she spent a night…

India-born priest becomes youngest Bishop in Church of England

AN India-born vicar, who grew up in a leprosy hospital in Bangalore where his mother was a nurse, has been consecrated as Bishop in the Church of England with a staff, or crozier, made of Indian rosewood. The Right Reverend Malayil Lukose Varghese Muthalaly, known as Saju, aged 42 became…

Painting a picture of love, loss and family memories

MATTHEW KRISHANU DISCUSSES HIS WORK AND USING ART TO MAKE SENSE OF LIFE TALENTED painter Matthew Krishanu has become an important voice in British art, and whether it has been solo exhibitions or as part of a larger group shows, he has delivered eye-catching works that have created thought-provoking moments.…

Families Commission seeks public response as call of evidence ends…

THE Families and Households Commission set up by the archbishops of Canterbury and York has launched a six-week call of evidence to find out the pressures and challenges facing families and households in England. Adults are invited to share their experiences and ideas before the November 18 deadline, after which…

Dismay as Church of England finds ‘racial justice expensive’

THE Church of England (C of E) has dismissed a plan to appoint 42 ‘racial justice officers’ (RJOs) after archbishops said they could not afford to create the roles, it was reported last weekend. The proposal for RJOs was a key recommendation in a report, From Lament to Action, which…

Campaigners ‘disappointed’ as Church of England drops plan for racial…

THE Church of England has dismissed the plan to appoint 42 'racial justice officers' after archbishops said they could not afford to create the roles, reported The Times. The report added that campaigners, who wanted to tackle racism within the church, have expressed 'shock and disappointment' over the decision. A…

Church of England to review monuments across places of worship…

THE Church of England on Tuesday (11) outlined a review of monuments across its thousands of places of worship to examine if they honour slavery and colonialism, indicating some may be removed. The Anglican Church published new guidelines for its parishes and cathedrals in the latest step of a consultation…

Church of England must act “urgently” on racial inequality, report…

A TASKFORCE commissioned by the archbishops of Canterbury and York has cautioned the Church of England that failing to implement change to achieve greater racial justice and equality could be the “last straw” for many clergy and ethnic minority worshippers. Published on Thursday (22), the From Lament to Action report…

Church of England bans non-disclosure agreements following allegations that it…

THE Church of England on Tuesday (20) banned non-disclosure agreements after the Archbishop of Canterbury said that they must no longer be used to silence abuse victims. Justin Welby told Times Radio that he was 'horrified' to learn of racist abuse aimed at priests and staff within the church, as exposed in…

Prince Philip’s funeral: what happens when?

Here is a timeline for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, which takes place at Windsor Castle, west of London, on Saturday (17). 11:00 am local time (1000 GMT). Prince Philip's coffin is moved from the royal family's private chapel at Windsor Castle to a separate hall…

Minorities to have a say on future Church of England…

IN order to improve diversity and to have a say on future of Church of England bishops should be approved from black and minority groups, it has been recommended. The reforms will give a black or ethnic minority churchgoer a veto over appointments to senior posts. The move to bring…

Prince Philip’s death leaves ‘huge void’ for Queen: Prince Andrew

The Queen has been left bereft at the death of her husband, Prince Philip, said Prince Andrew on Sunday, as prayers were said at memorial services across Britain. Prince Andrew said his 94-year-old mother was "incredibly stoic" but had been hit hard by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh…

Johnson hails Philip’s ‘extraordinary life’; says country would mourn with…

BRITISH prime minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Prince Philip, who died on Friday (9), saying the country would mourn with the royal family and Queen Elizabeth, who had lost her 'strength and stay of more than 70 years'. "We remember the duke ... above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty…

Church of England to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

THE Church of England has said it would return two Benin Bronzes to Nigeria as debate over returning artefacts from Africa grows. Both the Bronzes were given as gifts to then Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie almost 40 years ago. Lambeth Palace said it is currently in discussions to returns…

Church of England wants ‘one UK minority ethnic clergy elected…

A LEAKED report has revealed that the Church of England will introduce a quota for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) clergy, roll out anti-racism training and contextualise church statues. The 'From Lament to Action: Report of the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Taskforce' report, leaked to The Spectator, said there should be 'one…

‘No hint of racism’ in Prince Charles

  By Amit Roy FOR various personal reasons, I have known Prince Charles for a very long time – and there is one thing I can say with absolute confidence. There isn’t a hint of racism in him. To be sure, the interview given by Prince Harry and Meghan to…

Church of England apologises over ‘deeply shaming’ child abuse inquiry…

THE Church of England has expressed shame and apologised after an inquiry found it had failed to protect children from sexual predators within its ranks for decades. "Its shameful and disgraceful and reveals exactly what they said -- a culture in which there was cover-up and hiding -- and it…

BAME campaigners seek ‘Race Equality Strategy’ to tackle ‘deep-seated inequalities’

A group of social campaigners, academics and religious leaders have urged the government to formulate a “Race Equality Strategy” in the light of the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities. Studies have been indicating that Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are more vulnerable to Covid-19 complications, and…

Scottish Tory minister resigns in protest over Cummings lockdown breach…

DOUGLAS ROSS, a junior minister in the Scotland Office, resigned on Tuesday (26), saying the prime minister's senior adviser's explanation of why he travelled during the coronavirus lockdown was based on decisions "others felt were not available to them". Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's closest aide, had refused to resign on Monday,…

Cummings has Johnson’s ‘full support’ in lockdown breach row

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has resisted calls to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed Covid-19 symptoms. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union during the Brexit referendum, travelled to Durham in late March,…

UK ‘can turn tide’ of coronavirus in 12 weeks: Johnson

Prime minister Boris Johnson said Thursday (19) that Britain could "turn the tide" on coronavirus within 12 weeks -- but only if people heed advice to avoid social contact. "We can turn the tide within the next 12 weeks, and I'm absolutely confident we can send coronavirus packing in this…

Mass religious gatherings to stop in the UK

The concept of mass congregational prayers has undergone a major transformation in the last few days as the UK went into semi-lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed 71 lives in the country. The official UK government advice is for everyone, with or without any symptoms of the deadly…

UK rolls out tougher virus action after dire science warning

British prime minister Boris Johnson's government on Tuesday (17) unveiled a huge package of support for businesses to help them survive the introduction of tough new social measures to stem the coronavirus outbreak. The Conservative leader said Britain needed to act "like any wartime government", as chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled…

Archbishop of Canterbury apology for Jallianwala Bagh

By Amit Roy The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, is expected to offer the kind of apology Theresa May felt unable to give as prime minister for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre when he undertakes a 10-day trip to India. The visit will begin in Kottayam in Kerala…

Faith groups back Church of England’s ‘digital charter’

by NADEEM BADSHAH FAITH groups have supported the Church of England’s first-ever digital commandments to combat abuse and fake news on social media. The church has drawn up a “digital charter” based on five Christian values, including not sharing sexually explicit, threatening or racist posts, speaking to others online as…

Experts urge more awareness of food allergies at places of…

by NADEEM BADSHAH FAMILIES need to be educated about suffering a severe allergic reaction following the death of a schoolboy who had cheese thrown at him, experts have recommended. They have also called for places of worship and the NHS to work together to raise awareness of food allergies. This…

Faith in drone appeal

by NADEEM BADSHAH DRONES are being used to film places of worship for YouTube videos with the aim of attracting young people to reconnect with their faith, community leaders said. Mosques and gurdwaras have given permission to filmmakers to record footage, capturing their design, and interiors and exteriors of the…

Revised system will help honour ethnic minority ‘heroes’

by HARRIS BOKHARI OBE National board member, Prince’s Trust Mosaic Initiative THE welcome race disparity audit published by the government two years ago showed that Britain’s ethnic minorities have come a long way in many areas of public life in recent times, though there is still much to be done…

Schoolboy with severe dairy allergy dies after having cheese pushed…

An Indian-origin schoolboy with a severe dairy allergy died after he was allegedly chased and had cheese thrown down his t-shirt, an inquest into his death was told on Wednesday. Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, was discovered “gasping for air” by paramedics at his school in Greenford, west London, in…

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali voices support for partial-ban on burqas in…

A Pakistan-born bishop in the UK has called for a near-total ban on wearing of burqas in public places in the country as he backed former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson's criticism of the practice, according to a media report. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, said the burqas…

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in St. George's Chapel in a…

British imams plan new progressive national council

Some of Britains leading imams are considering a new centralised body to become a "progressive" voice for Islam in the UK and issue "authoritative" religious rulings on issues such as terrorism and honour killings. The national council is expected to become the first central religious authority for British Muslims, delivering…

How does the Conservative Party elect a leader, and who…

The Conservative party has begun the process of electing a new leader and presumptive prime minister, after David Cameron said he would resign following the country’s vote last week to leave the European Union. The five candidates who were nominated yesterday will now go forward to a vote of Conservative…

UK’s first Asian bishop discusses extremism and isolated communities

Britain’s first Asian bishop has cautioned that the UK’s fight against extremism must not come at a cost to personal liberties at home. Michael Nazir-Ali also criticised the idea of secularism being neutral and claimed that by ignoring the religious heritage of Britain, its citizens have become ill-equipped to understand…

Michael Nazir-Ali: Policies should respect culture and religion

Britain’s first Asian bishop has cautioned that the UK’s fight against extremism must not come at a cost to personal liberties at home. Michael Nazir-Ali also criticised the idea of secularism being neutral. He claimed that by ignoring the religious heritage of Britain, its citizens have become ill-equipped to understand…