1.1 Before the debates begin, the House
of Lords and the House of Commons
both say a specialist prayer.
1.1.1 To bless the
1.1.2 The House of Commons' prayer is said by the speaker.
1.1.3 The House of Lords' prayer is said
by a Lord Spiritual- The senior
1.1.4 The prayer is optional.
1.1.5 People stand and face
the wall because in the
past, people would not
have been able to kneel
2 The Lord's Spiritual
2.1 The House of Lords is
the upper house and
the second chamber to
2.1.1 They review the proposed legislation from the House of Commons
2.2 Lords Spiritual rarely attend and only one of
them is needed for them in order to do the
prayer at the beggining.
3 Defender of the faith.
3.1 King Henry was given the title of
'Defender of the Faith' after releasing
a book on the sacraments of marriage.
3.1.1 This title was revoked after he
broke away from the Roman
126.96.36.199 Parliament gave him
back the title, but this
time as a 'Defender of
188.8.131.52.1 All monarchs have been appointed the tile of 'Defenders of Anglicanism'
184.108.40.206.1.1 Prince Charles said that 'I personally would rather see my future role
of Defender of Faith, not the Faith'
4 Should religion be involved in the workings of the state?
4.1.1 It is impossible to
seperate religion and
politics as they are
both crucial parts of
4.1.2 Religious believers have moral
responcibility to campaign for
political issues that follow their faith
4.1.3 Religious believers have
always been involved in
important political changes.
such as the demolition of
slavery and the campaigning
4.1.4 It is important to put
the will of God before
4.1.5 Religious people
encourage more money
to be spent on things
such as education and
4.1.6 Religion can ensure
that the government
acts in a good and
4.2.1 Atheists may resent the
religious involvement in
4.2.2 Religious believers should be more concerned
about their spiritual development rather than
4.2.3 The UK is a very developed society and has many religions
within it. Maybe it would reduce conflict by taking away
Christianitys involvement in politics.
4.2.4 Romans 13:1- 'Everyone must submit themselves to the governing authorities, for
there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that
exist have been established by God'