Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

Faithless Britain is still a country of compassion and principles

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

It is harder than ever to claim, as the Britain’s Prime Minister does, that Britain is still a Christian country. It was at the time when Baroness Thatcher stood outside No 10 and recited the prayer of St Francis of Assisi, to offer reassurance about her intentions. Two thirds of Brits were Christian then, and Read more

Assisted suicide law change not a priority

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

More than three quarters of British MPs believe that changing the law on euthanasia, assisted suicide, is not a priority at the moment. The findings reported in The Telegraph show that opposition to assisted suicide among British MPs has strengthened markedly in the current Parliament, boosted by the presence of more Conservative members. The Poll Read more

Caring for family ‘top moral issue for young’

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Most young people in Britain think that morality means looking after your family or putting others first, a BBC poll suggests. Almost 600 16 to 24-year-olds were asked to choose the most important moral issue from eight options, with 59% opting for caring for family. Some 4% said having religious faith or beliefs was the Read more

Media battle for euthanasia being waged in Britain

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A media battle for euthanasia is being waged in Britain in the wake of a court decision refusing a paralysed man the right to end his life. Tony Nicklinson, paralysed from the neck down after a stroke seven years ago, died of natural causes a week after three High Court judges ruled that Parliament should Read more

Mohammed is top name for baby boys in Britain

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Mohammed was the most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2011 — well ahead of Harry, the next most chosen name. A government statement said Harry was the most popular boy’s name, but it was outranked by totalling the five most common different spellings of the Muslim prophet. Harry, the Read more

British students want RE to remain compulsory

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Some 63% of young people in Britain think that Religious Education should remain compulsory in state schools, reports the Tablet. The survey conducted in Britain also shows more than half of the adults questioned believe Religious Education lessons in schools are worthwhile with many favour making Religious Education (RE) compulsory. The poll comes as increasing numbers Read more

Same sex marriage threatens divorce of British church and state

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The biggest rift between Church and state for centuries is how the Church of England has described British Prime Minister, David Cameron’s plan to allow couples to have a same sex marriage. Responding formally to the Conservative Government’s proposals, the Church of England said the move would change the “intrinsic nature of marriage as union Read more

Brits obsessed with sex and divorce says bishop

Friday, June 8th, 2012

An obsession with sex and divorce is running rampant through British society, the Bishop of London said on Saturday, urging Britons to use the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations as a chance to reflect and change their ways. Taking stock of the changes in Britain since Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952, Richard Chartres said Read more

Private Mulsim schools told to promote British values

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Private Islamic schools face being required to promote “British values” as part of a new Government drive to combat extremism, it emerged today. For the first time, they will be forced to meet new rules introduced to ensure schools respect the criminal and civil law, present political issues in a balanced way and promote tolerance Read more

No sex please; we’re British

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The British Government is planning to remove sex from the law of marriage, so that same-sex couples can be wed. In current British law marriage is not official until a man and woman have “ordinary and complete” sexual intercourse, which means same-sex couples cannot meet the requirement. Tory MP Edward Leigh says the move will Read more