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Bill to allow prayers at town council meetings

A Bill allowing local authorities to include prayers in their meetings if they so choose, had its second reading in Parliament last week, reports Christian Concern for our Nation.

The private members' bill, sponsored by Jake Berry MP (pictured), will now be scrutinised by a public bill committee. In 2012, following legal action brought by an atheist councillor and the National Secular Society, the High Court ruled that Bideford Town Council had acted unlawfully in starting its meetings with prayer.

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