This week Bishops in the House of Lords called for action to counter fear and race hatred following the outcome of the EU referendum. Bishops also asked questions about freedom of speech at universities, radicalisation in prisons, and strengthening religious education. Bishops also spoke in debates on zero hours contracts, trust in public institutions and historic sex abuse allegations. During the recall of the House the previous week, the Bishop of Leeds paid tribute to Jo Cox MP.
The Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell was on duty throughout the week, leading prayers in the Lords Chamber at the start of each sitting day.
The Bishop of Leeds paid tribute to Jo Cox MP when the House of Lords was recalled from recess for a debate.
The Bishop of Chelmsford responded to a Government statement on hate crimes.
The Bishop of Derby took part in a debate on zero-hours contracts.
The Bishop of Rochester received written answers to questions on radicalisation in prisons.