Prince of Peace? How Prince Charles is becoming an increasingly vocal defender of Christianity

Dec 10, 2014 by

By Lucinda Borkett-Jones, Christian Today: Over the last couple of years the Prince of Wales has repeatedly spoken up for the plight of Christians facing persecution in the Middle East, and more recently his efforts have stepped up a gear. In the last couple of months he has spoken about the issue in the House of Lords, filmed a video address for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need and donated to their work. In November, he visited an Armenian church in London, and today a Chaldean...

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Koran should be read at Prince Charles’ coronation says top bishop

Nov 29, 2014 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Prince Charles’s coronation service should be opened with a reading from the Koran, a senior Church of England bishop said yesterday. The gesture would be a ‘creative act of accommodation’ to make Muslims feel ‘embraced’ by the nation, Lord Harries of Pentregarth said. But critics attacked the idea, accusing the Church of ‘losing confidence’ in its own institutions and traditions. Lord Harries, a former Bishop of Oxford and a leading CofE liberal thinker, said he...

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Reinterment of King Richard III services announced

Sep 7, 2014 by

From ITV News: The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will both be taking part in services in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reinterment of King Richard III, it has been announced. This means the most senior clergy of both the Church of England and the Catholic Church in the country will be present as the former monarch is laid to rest during a week of events from 22nd – 28th March next year. Since the discovery of the body of Richard III in 2012, the...

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Alas, I Shall never Be Queen!

Mar 13, 2014 by

By Peter Mullen Suddenly I find my career options have disastrously narrowed.   The Government now realises that same-sex “marriage” will require a massive re-write of legislation dating back to AD 1285 – including the permanent abolition of the terms “husband” and “wife” from many of our laws. Crucial safeguards will also have to be introduced to safeguard the Monarchy. The Government is scurrying to introduce all these changes through...

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Who’s the ‘Us’ David Bowie wants Scotland to stay with?

Feb 22, 2014 by

By Julian Mann, God & Politics in the UK David Bowie’s political intervention in the Scottish independence debate at the Brit pop music awards – ‘Scotland stay with us’ – raises a very important question of national definition. What is the uniting ethos, the common political, moral and social outlook, which he believes ‘Scotland’ shares with ‘us’ in the other two nations and one province of the current United Kingdom?   In an era...

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Men banned from becoming Queen as 700 years of law redrafted ahead of gay marriage

Feb 22, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph Words such as “widow” removed from statutes while medieval treason laws and even rules on royal titles amended ahead of gay marriage Men are to be banned from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales as part of an unprecedented effort to rewrite more than 700 years of law to prevent unintended consequences of gay marriage. Even a 14th Century act declaring it high treason to have an affair with the monarch’s husband or wife is included in the sweeping...

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