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Time to act against the race bias in criminal justice

A major study of the experiences of members of minority ethnic groups in the criminal justice system by the MP David Lammy has called for urgent reform. The Revd Martin Kettle, the Church of England’s policy adviser on Home Affairs, argues that the cost of implementing his recommendations must be weighed against the implications of […]

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Fortnight in Westminster, 4th – 15th September 2017 – Church of England in Parliament

The House of Commons and the House of Lords sat over the past two weeks, before rising again for the Party Conference recess. During that time bishops spoke in debates on prison overcrowding, digital understanding, Brexit, and gambling. They supported bills on raising the age of criminal responsibility and on supporting the victims of modern […]

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Balancing mission, aesthetics and heritage of parish churches – further considerations – Law & Religion UK

In our post,  Balancing mission, aesthetics and heritage of parish churches , we noted that the Church’s consistory courts are frequently required to weigh up the relative merits of proposed building work for repair or modification in terms of their impact on the heritage and aesthetics of the building against its overall mission within the community. David […]

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