Trevor Grundy | Religion News Service

Stories by Trevor Grundy | Religion News Service

Church of England Set to Vote on Women Bishops

The General Synod will convene on July 14 to vote on legislation that would allow for women to be appointed as bishops

Church of England’s Alternative Baptism Liturgy Drops Reference to Devil

The Church of England de-devils its liturgy.

Fifty years later, C.S. Lewis’ legacy shines in US, not his homeland

CANTERBURY, England ( RNS) When he died on Nov. 22, 1963 hardly a soul blinked in Northern Ireland where he … Continued

Archbishop blasts British energy companies for price hikes

CANTERURY, England — Less than three months after he promised to take on payday lenders and create alternative church credit … Continued

Gender-based abortions spark outrage in England

CANTERBURY, England — A group of Christian lawyers plans to sue two medical doctors who have raised a storm of … Continued

In Scotland, nonreligious surpass the Church of Scotland

CANTERBURY, England — For the first time on record, the number of Scots with no religion outstrips those who belong … Continued

Saint G.K. Chesterton? Some delight, others worry about effort to canonize writer

CANTERBURY, England — Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton … Continued

England debates full-face veils in courtrooms

CANTERBURY, England — A senior judge, leading members of Parliament and human rights activists are calling for an urgent debate … Continued

Wales admits women bishops, Church of England lags behind

CANTERBURY, England — The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England — … Continued

Richard Dawkins under fire for ‘mild pedophilia’ remarks

CANTERBURY, England — Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies … Continued

Prince Charles to attend installation of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

CANTERBURY, England — Prince Charles will make history on Sunday (Sept. 1) when he attends the installation of Chief Rabbi … Continued

Study: Too much religion can harm economy

CANTERBURY, England — Too much religion can harm a society’s economy by undermining the drive for financial success, according to … Continued

Islamic TV station in England fined for inciting violence

CANTERBURY, England — Britain’s broadcasting watchdog has fined an Islamic TV channel 85,000 pounds  ($132,490) for inciting violence after a … Continued

British clergy condemn ‘Go home or face arrest’ campaign

CANTERBURY, England — Two leading clergymen — one Catholic, the other Anglican — condemned a British government billboard and stop-and-search … Continued

Gay couple may sue Church of England to wed in church

CANTERBURY, England — The British government’s promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the … Continued

Following scandal, Archbishop Justin Welby offers to open up credit unions

CANTERBURY, England ( RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church … Continued

Survey: UK Muslims give more to charity than Jews, Christians

CANTERBURY, England — When it comes to donating to charity, Britain’s small but fast-growing Muslim community comes out ahead of … Continued

British government to investigate discrimination against Jews

CANTERBURY, England — The British government plans to investigate whether other Jews were denied employment benefits after an Orthodox Jew … Continued

Queen approves same-sex marriage bill in England, Wales

CANTERBURY, England — England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after … Continued

British government asks church to take over thousands of state schools

CANTERBURY, England — Leading secularists are calling on nonreligious parents to fight a government effort that would allow the Church … Continued