November 15, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Europe, the source of many immigrants to the American colonies, is defined by a history of interaction between the church and the state. In 1095, European noblemen responded to the pleas of the Catholic Pope Urban II and embarked on the First Crusade. The Catholic Church and European leaders ...[read more]
December 18, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, argues that the effect of an on-going human rights debate in the British Isles and the European Court of Human Rights may have a detrimental effect on the same-sex marriage debate in the UK...In its formal response to the ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The UK Minister for Women and Equalities announced Tuesday the Conservative government's intent to legalize same-sex marriage in the coming year, with a provision that the state Church of England will be barred from performing any marriages. Minister Maria Miller made the statement in the House of ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader of the University of York, says the British government's proposed allowance of same-sex civil marriages, but not religious marriages, shows deference and support for the Church of England's canon laws, despite the Church's strong protests to ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 21, 1509, King Henry VII died, leaving his son, Henry VIII, King of England. Henry VIII eventually seceded his nation from the Roman Catholic Church, becoming the first major European nation to do so. Henry then made himself head of the Church of England and dissolved Catholic monasteries ...[read more]
January 16, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 16, 1581, the English Parliament banned Roman Catholicism throughout the country during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. From that time on, Catholicism declined in England until the Catholic Emancipation of the late 18th century.Read the history of the Roman Catholic Church in England. ... ...[read more]
February 7, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair pushed Wednesday for a half-elected, half-appointed House of Lords that would remove 92 House members who still inherit their parliamentary seats and set the number of seats at 540. Currently, the House of Lords does not have a fixed number of members. According to ...[read more]
February 6, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Archbishop of York John Sentamu criticized the British government Monday for its latest effort to extend the current 28-day maximum detention period for terror suspects. UK Home Secretary John Reid said last week that in light of the complexity of the investigation of the August transatlantic ...[read more]
February 10, 2005
by Russell Adkins
It was announced Thursday in London that Prince Charles, heir to the British throne and former husband of the late Princess Diana, will marry longtime love Camilla Parker-Bowles. The private nuptials slated for April appear to have been made possible by a legal compromise struck by Charles and ot... ...[read more]

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