Gavin Drake

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Strasbourg to hear religious-discrimination cases

The European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg, will next week hear the cases of four British people who claim that they lost their jobs as a result of discrimination against their Christian beliefs. Two of the cases concern the right to manifest religious belief,…

Steering committee seeks to adjourn women bishops debate

A GROUP of senior Church of England officials have announced that they intend to ask the General Synod to postpone tomorrow’s historic vote to allow women to be bishops, so that last minute amendments made to the draft legislation by the House of Bishops could…

Convocations and laity say preliminary yes to women bishops

THE General Synod will debate women bishops on Monday, after the House of Laity and the Convocations of Canterbury and York voted to approve the draft legislation this afternoon. While the language of the motion before Synod members today was whether or not they approved…

MPs investigate whether UK Christians are marginalised

A committee of MPs are quizing senior church reprepsentatives about whether Christians face discrimination.  The cross party group is chaired by the Conservative MP Gary Streeter and the inquiry has been inspired by well publicised cases in which Christians have apparently been discriminated against in…

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