Religious Representation in a Revised House of Lords

Grace Davie

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Abstract

This article is concerned with the representation (or not) of religious bodies and interests in the reformed Second Chamber of the British Parliament, bearing in mind that the Church of England played an important role in the previous House of Lords through the presence of its Bishops. The article does not offer a 'solution' to the problem; it attempts, in contrast, to point out the various possibilities that might be considered. Should the notion of religious representation be abandoned, reduced or extended (i.e. beyond the Church of England) and how might such policies be effected?

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Davie, Grace. Religious Representation in a Revised House of Lords. IJMS: International Journal on Multicultural Societies. 1999, vol. 1, no.2, pp. 67-71. UNESCO. ISSN 1817-4574. www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol1/issue2/art3

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