Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

Assisted suicide law change not a priority Comments 0

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’ Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

British inquiry: Children being damaged by online porn Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Many British children are “easily accessing online pornography” and are suffering as a result, a cross-party parliamentary inquiry has found. According to the inquiry, children’s attitudes to sex, relationships and body image are all being negatively affected by seeing internet pornography. Studies noted in the inquiry’s report suggested four out of five children aged 14-16 Read more