Critics have slammed a decision to punish a Christian university in Canada for its sexual ethics policy, describing it as an attack on religious freedom. Judges in the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Trinity Western University (TWU) over its ‘community covenant’, which requires students to abstain from sexual intimacy outside of biblical marriage. The ruling concerned two societies refusing to accredit graduates from TWU’s planned new law school, on discrimination grounds. This was despite other professional courses operating successfully for years, TWU said.

The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases Review in 2010 did not give a comprehensive picture of the problem and that those conducting it refused to speak to some survivors who wanted to tell their stories. In public statements, the Church "downplayed negative aspects" of the PCR's findings in order to avoid damaging the reputation of the institution and the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, said the former Barnado's boss.