Church of England comments on prostitution
13 January 2005
Sexual activity should not be treated as a commodity by decriminalising and regulating prostitution, the Church of England has warned. But public policy must not victimise individuals to deal with the symptoms of prostitution - while failing to tackle the causes and conditions, says the Church’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, in a response to a Home Office Consultation on Prostitution.
Attendance figures for 2003 published
07 January 2005
Provisional figures for 2003 from the Church of England show that more than 1.7 million people attend church and cathedral worship each month while 1.2 million attend each week and one million each Sunday.
BBC in grave danger of causing serious offence, says Bishop of Manchester
05 January 2005
The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, has said that the BBC is in grave danger of causing serious offence in proposing to broadcast Jerry Springer the Opera on BBC2 on 8 January.