Two Local Councils in South East England Told to Stop Holding Prayers at the Beginning of Council Meetings

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: October 11, 2011

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



Crowborough Town Council and Mayfield Parish Council - both in East Sussex - have both been warned that prayers "should not be part of a council meeting". The warning comes from the Sussex Association of Local Councils, which is responsible for local government in the area.

Sources and further information: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8798878/Councils-told-to-stop-praying-before-meetings.html http://www.christianconcern.com/our-concerns/social/local-councils-told-to-stop-prayers-at-meetings http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/274798/Fury-as-prayers-are-banned-at-council-meetings