Protecting life - opposing assisted suicide
The Church of England is opposed to any change in the law, or medical practice, to make assisted suicide permissible or acceptable. Suffering, the Church maintains, must be met with compassion, commitment to high-quality services and effective medication.
The General Synod last debated capital punishment in 1983 and carried a motion deploring its reintroduction.
In January 2005 the Church of England responded to a Home Office Consultation on Prostitution warning that sexual activity should not be treated as a commodity by decriminalising and regulating prostitution.
Justice issues & Prisons
The Church of England plays an active role in issues relating to the justice system and prisons through its General Synod and relevant submissions to Parliament.
General Synod, the Church of England's Parliament, has supported a number of motions expressing concern and stressing the need to educate and legislate in this area. The Church also has an ethical investment policy
Work-life balance and parental leave
Church of England responses to various Government consultations on the subject
Countering racist politics
Countering far right political parties, extremist groups and racist politics: a guidance note from the Church
The Church in Parliament
The Church of England, as the established church, is represented in Parliament in several ways; through the Lords, the Commons, the Ecclesiastical Committee and the Anglican Chaplain to the Speaker.
Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
The Church of England's initial response to the Law Commission's report on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements published on the 11th January 2011.