24th September 2008
Ruth Kelly to stand down from government 6
3:42 AM — The Secretary of State for Transport is to leave the government. Sky News reports that Ruth Kelly has decided to stand down.
19th September 2008
Politicians increasingly turning to God at party conference 5
2:18 PM — An analysis of the speeches given by party leaders at their annual conferences has revealed a marked increase in religious language since 2001.
Archbishop attacks Anglican hypocrisy over gay relationships 4
10:40 AM — The leader of the Anglican Church in Wales has said he is hopeful there can be resolution among the worldwide Communion on the issue of gay priests and same-sex relationships.
No prosecution for comedian over Papal jibe 3
10:12 AM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has decided not to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
18th September 2008
Sex education comic for six year olds causes controversy 3
6:53 PM — The debate about when children should be taught about sex has intensified with the publication of a new comic for primary school children.
17th September 2008
Muslim leader denies issuing progressive fatwa on gender surgery
5:52 PM — A Sunni Muslim cleric in Kuwait has denied media reports that he had become the first religious authority in the country to approve gender reassignment surgery.
16th September 2008
Christian Institute targets homophobic bullying group 14
8:18 PM — An academic conference organised by a group that works to combat homophobic bullying in schools has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians.
12th September 2008
Preacher spared trial over gay street sermon 15
2:50 PM — A Christian preacher who was arrested and charged with offending gay people during a sermon in a Birmingham street will not face trial.
11th September 2008
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
9th September 2008
Russian authorities target South Park over Christian references 1
3:37 PM — Regional prosecutors in Russia have started legal proceedings against a TV station for broadcasting an episode of US cartoon comedy South Park.
Anglican bishops to speak up for gay marriage 5
11:37 AM — The Episcopal Diocese of California is to take a stand against an attempt to stop same-sex marriage in the state.
8th September 2008
Unions call for removal of Evangelical Christian from equality commission 6
6:53 PM — The Trades Union Congress has called for Joel Edwards to be removed as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.
7th September 2008
Vice Presidential candidate’s church supports “ex-gay” movement 8
8:13 PM — A church attended by Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been advertising a conference that promises to "cure" gay people.
Tutu claims “God is weeping” over gay arguments in Anglican church 13
2:40 PM — A leading Anglican has castigated his church for obsessing over gay issues while poverty, disease and hunger are ravaging the human race.
5th September 2008
Posters call for execution of gays as tensions mount over Sarajevo queer festival 3
6:37 PM — International observers have spoken out after tensions around the first ever gay festival in Bosnia intensified.
US bishop attacks Rowan Williams over marginalisation of liberals
1:16 PM — The symbolic head of the Anglican communion has been criticised by a leading American cleric for spending too much time and effort attempting to placate conservative bishops.
4th September 2008
Welsh Anglicans unlikely to appoint gay man as bishop 3
2:55 PM — The leaders of the Anglican Church in Wales have played down suggestions that a prominent gay man could be selected as the next Bishop of Bangor.
Christian attempts private prosecution over erect Jesus statue 3
1:28 PM — The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is facing a private prosecution after it exhibited a 1ft high statue of Jesus with an erection.
3rd September 2008
Scots bishops call gay adoption “gravely wrong” 10
11:23 AM — The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland have attacked the government and told the faithful to get involved in politics.
1st September 2008
Gay man may be selected as Anglican bishop 2
4:37 PM — Sources close to the selection process for the next Anglican Bishop of Bangor in Wales have revealed that a prominent gay man is on the shortlist.