Last week, it was a privilege to host a reception in the House of Lords the day before the Online Safety Bill returned for debate. At the event, a number of young people from Gloucestershire addressed MPs, peers and leaders of charities and organisations regarding social media and the impact it has had on them and some of the issues they would like the Government to address in the bill.
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Bishop Rachel supported an amendment to the Online Safety Bill in the House of Lords seeking to protect women and girls online. Watch her full speech in the video belowContinue reading
Domestic abusers will face tags and tougher management under new measures to protect people from harassment, aggression and violence, and focus on stopping domestic abuse before it takes place. ForContinue reading
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords about the importance of investing to reduce child poverty. Watch: “My Lords, I tooContinue reading
We live in a world in which we are acutely aware that ‘nation lifts up sword against nation’ and there is mess and pain and injustice. Whether it’s the narrative around immigration, or a fuel crisis, or the damage inflicted on our planet, or indeed the price of eggs, there is talk of justice in the public square.
Thankfully, in our vision of LIFE Together we have committed to be ‘advocates for flourishing through initiatives which combat injustice…’ yet I am under no illusion that acting with justice is easy or straightforward, and of course mercy and love must also be brought to the table.
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the House of Lords today; “Can the Noble Lord Minister say what assessment the Government has made about the potential merits of labelling digitallyContinue reading
Speaking as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Bishop Rachel spoke in favour of a Women’s Justice Board, as well as on violence reduction orders. The videosContinue reading
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences (imprisonment for public protection). She spoke in favour of amendments which have support across the House. Read theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, on the ethics around an amendment that would affect parental imprisonment. Watch in full:Continue reading
This Monday, Bishop Rachel asked “My Lords, during the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, now Act, your Lordships’ discussed how best to protect migrant victims of abuse. Would theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel, as a Lord Spiritual and in her role as Anglican Bishop for Prisons in England and Wales, hosted an online forum to discuss the Police, Crime, Sentencing andContinue reading
In a final series of statements on the imminent Domestic Abuse Bill, the Government has responded to Bishop Rachel’s proposed Amendment regarding support for migrant victims of domestic abuse. SpeakingContinue reading
Bishop Rachel gave a speech in the House of Lords today, during a debate on an inclusive society. She spoke on three areas: children and young people, churches and faithContinue reading
Campaigners call on Parliamentarians to stop Government releasing up to 6 out of 10 women from prison to homelessness Today, campaigners, including women with lived experience of the issue, willContinue reading
A roundup of the instances of Bishop Rachel bringing questions or speaking for amendments in the House of Lords this week. Monday Mar 15 “What is the Government doing toContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s article as featured in The Times, Redbox, on Monday 15 March 2021 “One of the strange things about this viral pandemic is that we are reacting and respondingContinue reading
Bishop Rachel has addressed the House of Lords on Amendment 151 (in her name); an amendment titled Migrant Victims of Abuse. This amendment seeks to ensure migrant victims of abuseContinue reading
Addressing the House of Lords remotely, Bishop Rachel speaks to amendments to the Domestic Abuse bill ~ about women being abused, and acting in self defence. Speaking in her roleContinue reading
Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords this afternoon, to ask the Government what assessment they have made of the wellbeing of children under five, and what steps areContinue reading