Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.
Although Parliament is in recess this week, bishops in the House of Lords have received written answers to questions tabled on aid and civilian protection in Syria and Iraq, attacks on church property in Israel and the Government’s plans for an independent investigation into Sharia law.
Monday 21st September
The Bishop of Southwark received answers to two written questions on the impact of the separation barrier on prospects for an Israel/Palestine two-state solution.
Wednesday 23rd September
The Bishop of Worcester received answers to questions about Iraq – on humanitarian aid, the impact of military action on civilians and support for building an inclusive state.
The Bishop of Coventry received written answers to questions about overseas aid to Syria and the protection of civilians from war crimes.
Thursday 24th September
The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question about the proposed independent investigation of Sharia law in Britain.
The Bishop of Coventry received written answers to questions about attacks on church property in Israel and the funding of Christian schools.
The Bishop of Southwark received a written answer to a question about the labelling of products from Israeli settlements.