Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury on booze and embryology

The Archbishop of Canterbury expresses concern about the social impact 24 hour drinking laws. He also questions implications of current embryo research.

Read about it here

Monday, 28 January 2008

Armenian genocide denied forcibly

The first memorial in Britain to the 1915 Armenian genocide in Turkey was vandalised the night before it was due to be dedicated. A sign that the long standing dispute over the interpretation of historical events is far from ended, and knows no boundaries.

Read about it here

Friday, 18 January 2008

Analysis of decline

Decline in the number of Roman Catholics born and baptised into the faith in England and Wales is reported in the first statistical analysis of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales to use financial data publicly available through the Charity Commission.

Data taken from 1958 to 2005 published by the independent Pastoral Research Centre Trust is at variance with recent reports that Roman Catholic numbers were surging ahead, largely because of immigration from Roman Catholic areas of Europe, and are now comparable to the number of practicing Anglicans.

The Church Times report can be read here

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Senedd bangle protest

The protests against the exclusion of Sarkia Singh from school were taken to the Senedd today.

The BBC report is here

Friday, 4 January 2008

Exclusion challenged legally

The continued exclusion of Sarika Singh, from Aberdare Girls Grammar School, reported here on  6th November last has now been challenged legally in the High Court. Protest continues.

Read about it here

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Archbishop of Wales on future of Welsh devolution

THE Archbishop of Wales has demanded the findings of the 2004 Richard Commission be used as a “benchmark for what devolution for Wales should look like”.

Dr Barry Morgan has pledged that Tomorrow’s Wales – the organisation he founded to promote the Commission’s vision of a law-making body with 80 members elected by STV – will play an active role in the next chapter of devolution.

Read about it here