Church of England Week in Westminster 30th November – 4th December 2015

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Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.

cropped-palace_of_westminster_london_-_feb_2007.jpgThis week bishops in the House of Lords spoke during a debate on the Government’s proposals for military action against ISIL in Syria, on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the Government’s strategic defence and security review. Bishops also asked questions on violence against UK Muslims, Iraq’s Camp Liberty and home schooling. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner spoke in the debate on action in Syria and answered questions on help from churches for Syrian refugees, vandalism of graves and the decision by Digital Cinema Media not to screen an advert by the Church of England.


Monday 30th November

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on home schooling.

13.10 Bishop of CoventryThe Bishop of Coventry received a written answer on Iraq’s Camp Liberty.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on vandalism of graves and the Lord’s Prayer cinema advert.


 

Bishop of St AlbansTuesday 1st December

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about violence against Muslims and other minority groups following the terrorist attacks in Paris.


 

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The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Coventry spoke in the House of Lords debate on military action against ISIL in Syria. The Second Church Estates Commissioner spoke in the simultaneous debate in the House of Commons.


 

Caroline SpelmanThursday 3rd December

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question about assistance for Syrian refugees from churches in Blackburn.

14.04.09 Portsmouth maiden speech 1The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke during a debate on the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement. He also spoke in a debate on the Government’s strategic defence and security review.