Flashcards in Religion & State Deck (59):
How many people attend churches in 2014?
1 in 10
What types of celebrations are Christian?
State weddings, funerals and coronations
How many people in Northern Ireland said they were Christian?
Who is the Defender of the Faith?
How many Lords Spiritual are there in the House of Lords?
26 out of the 400 seats
In 2001 how many people identified themselves as Christian?
What is the fastest growing religion in the UK?
Are Christians allowed to show their moral views in Politics?
What is the purpose of the Lords Spiritual?
The purpose is to review and amend Parliamentary legislation
What do some people argue Christians do?
Discriminate against workers and employment as they do not allow gay/homosexual priests
What happens when solely politics is involved?
Legislation is taken more seriously, however politics needs a moral compass when making laws
Do the Lords Spiritual have a voice?
They have a small voice which is for the whole of the Christian followers throughout Britian
What type of government do we have?
A democracy meaning everyone has a view and are included
What are our values founded on?
What has the Prime Minister recently spoke about during 2014?
Ending religious influences in the government such as in Wales and Scotland
Should religions have a privilege in law making?
They shouldn't have a privilege in law making based on their religious values/traditions
What are forces of law going against?
Should the Church be more active?
The church should be more active
What did David Cameron describe Britain as?
"A Christian country"
What type of society is Britain?
Britain is a multicultural society meaning it accepts people of many different faiths and cultures
Why did same sex marriages take so long to be passed?
Due to objections from the Catholic and Christian Church who had a strong voice and opinion in Parliament
What is an established Church?
The State religion
Who creates the State Church?
the ruling body of the country but not run by the government or controlled by it
What is the role of the Church of England?
To perform a number of official functions
Who is the Supreme Governor of the Church?
Who is the Church linked to?
What role does the Church have?
A political role
What law was passed in order to break away from the Catholic Church?
The Act of Succession and the Act of Supremacy
Why did Henry VIII want to break away from the Roman Catholic Church?
So he could annul his marriage with Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn
What did the two Acts make the King?
"The Supreme Head of the Church of England"
What role does the Monarch have?
1. To appoint archbishops and bishops
2. to formally open the General Synod
3. maintain the power of the church
What does being the State church give the Church of England?
Political power and representation
What does the church exercise over the government?
The Church of England exercises considerable influence over the government
Are the members of the House of Lords from other faiths?
Does the State have special tax concessions?
Yes, given to it by the state
What do their tax concessions enable the Church to do?
Enables it to accumulate great wealth
What does the Church own?
The church owns its own land and assets worth 5.7 billion
What do the majority of Christians say?
The majority of Christians claim to be members of the Church even though they don't actually go to church
What nation is Britain?
A Christian nation
What do the Lords Spiritual bring the House of Lords?
An understanding of the importance of the religious dimension
What does religious influence in Parliament protect?
The interests of Christians all over the UK
What is the Church of England a part of?
The three great pillars of British society
What are the three pillars?
Monarchy, Parliament and the Church of England
What society is Britain?
A secular society
Do the Welsh, Scottish and Irish have members in the Lords Spiritual?
Is the privileged role of Christianity fair?
It is unfair to other faiths in the UK
What can religion block?
Issues that the secular population find acceptable
What argument do people give about the Lords Spiritual?
They are not democratically elected and so should not sit in the House of Lords
What does the system prevent Catholics and other members of society doing?
Marrying or becoming the monarch which is a form of religious discrimination
What have religious festivals lost?
Their significance as Halloween is now more celebrated than Easter
What percentage of people attend Church regularly?
What schools are increasing?
Non-Christian faith schools
Do they have a law making role in Britain?
What does the Monarch promise to maintain?
The Church of England in their coronation oath
What does Mark Chapman say in his book: "Anglicanism: A very short introduction."?
"Virtually everything about the Church of England has changed, its theology, its ritual, its relationship with the state and with the people."
State what one of the Parliamentary Prayers says
"...grant our Queen and her government, to members of parliament and all in positions of responsibility guidance of your spirit. May you never lead the nation wrongly through the love of power, desire to please, or unworthy ideals by laying aside all private interests and prejudices."
How many established churches are there in the UK?
What are the two established churches in the UK?