2.5 million children live with alcoholic parents

February 16, 2017 3 comments

family law

As many as 2.5 million children live with alcoholic parents in the UK, MPs and peers have claimed. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children of Alcoholics insists that such youngsters are more likely to consider suicide, develop eating disorders or develop alcohol problems of their own.  This week, the group launched a manifesto in the…

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Same sex relationships and the Church of England

August 4, 2014 0 comments

York Minster, Church of England

In a recent poll for Christian Today of over 1,400 church-goers in the UK more than two-thirds said that Christians should not cohabit before marriage, and nearly as many also believed Christians should marry only Christians, rather than those of other or no religion. Following years of negative publicity about the role of women in…

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Will the Lords ‘wreck’ gay marriage?

June 4, 2013 1 comment

divorce finance

Later today (June 4) the House of Lords is due to due to vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which would legalise gay marriage in England and Wales.. The controversy has been bitter and as we saw yesterday, one peer has even tabled what has been called a ‘wrecking amendment’ which, if passed,…

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Divorce, law, religion and the Archbishop of Canterbury

February 15, 2008 2 comments

Perhaps I have been fortunate; in my experience, arguments over religious divorce between parties are swiftly resolved. The row over the Archbishop of Canterbury and his comments about the “unavoidable” introduction of parts of Sharia law has gone global. I have some sympathy for the beleaguered Archbishop, because he is a deeply sincere man and…

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