Rosie Dawson

Rosie Dawson is an author at Religion News Service.

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Stations of the Cross for trafficking victims protests New York’s decriminalization effort

By Rosie Dawson — April 19, 2019
NEW YORK (RNS) — The Stations of the Cross was also a mobile protest against an attempt by New York state legislators to decriminalize all aspects of the sex trade.

Episcopal bishops object to same-sex spouses’ disinvitation to global conference

By Rosie Dawson — March 1, 2019
LONDON (RNS) — The archbishop's decision to exclude three same-sex spouses from North America has caused soul-searching and outrage on both sides of the Atlantic.

Fifty years later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbelief

By Rosie Dawson — February 18, 2019
LONDON (RNS) — This spring, a half-century after the Vatican's first conference on unbelief, scholars will again gather in Rome to discuss research on the nature of non-religion.

Red Letter Christians gear up for UK launch

By Rosie Dawson — January 4, 2019
LONDON (RNS) — The evangelical group that has fought the Trump administration — and other evangelicals — on immigration and other social justice issues has struck a chord with British activists.

Church of England struggles to find its voice on Brexit

By Rosie Dawson — December 7, 2018
LONDON (RNS) — Calls are growing for Britain’s established church to somehow mark Britain’s departure from the EU, but the Anglican clergy is finding that its pro-Europe sentiments are at odds with its rank and file.

Defending Islam, gays and Blackpool, Brits oppose Franklin Graham’s UK visit

By Rosie Dawson — September 12, 2018
(RNS) — Blackpool’s two ministers to Parliament have also expressed their concern, with one suggesting that Graham’s comments amounted to 'hate speech.'

Anti-Putin punk group Pussy Riot headlines UK Christian music festival

By Rosie Dawson — August 29, 2018
LONDON (RNS) — At Greenbelt, Britain's foremost Christian rock gathering, the Russian punk band's leader, Maria Alyokhina, claimed the band should be understood as a 'Christian gesture.'

Analysis: Devastating fire changed the way Britain views Muslims

By Rosie Dawson — June 12, 2018
(RNS) — From the tragedy has perhaps come a growing awareness of the contribution Britain’s Muslims and other faith communities make to their neighbourhoods.
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