Posts Tagged “religion”

The last book I read in 100 words: The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2013

The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín The idea is simple: to tell the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in her own words. The Mary who emerges is human and humane. She despairs of the self-destructive path of her son’s (…)

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Women bishops in the CofE: what Lib Dem members think

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 84% think the CofE should allow women to be come bishops In November the Church of […]

Nick Clegg attacks Policy Exchange for “offensive” and “underhand” briefing – UPDATED

by Stephen Tall on March 30, 2009

LDV readers may recall that last October, we ran a piece highlighting Nick Clegg’s attack on think-tank Policy exchange for circulating a a dossier questioning apparent extremist background of several of the events speakers at a forthcoming Global Peace and (…)

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LDV readers say: yes to Church of England disestablishment

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2009

The last poll of 2008 here on LDV was a bit of a throwback for us liberals, with the question of church disestablishment rearing its head amid reports that Labour is considering reforming the 1701 Act of Settlement barring Catholics (…)

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NEW POLL: time to disestablish the Church of England?

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2008

140 years after Gladstone helped reunite the Liberal Party around the issue of disestablishing the Anglican Church of Ireland, the issue of the link between Church and State has once again reared its head. The Telegraph yesterday reported that the (…)

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