Insights from the UK and beyond
For a man who loves hunting, fishing and shooting, Prince Philip may sound like an unlikely host for a vegan lunch.
But with more than 200 religious leaders representing nearly a dozen of the world’s faiths coming for lunch at Windsor Castle, the Duke of Edinburgh had to be careful what he offered his guests.
Beef, pork and indeed meat of any sort would have been unacceptable for many of those attending the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) event.
And given that his visitors were there for a conference on religion and the environment, the chefs had to be careful that the food was local and sustainable.
Bankers, auditors, money-market speculators and regulators all came in for criticism at the Church of England’s General Synod during a discussion on the implications of the financial crisis and the recession.
The City had linedÂ its pockets, regulators had not done their job properly and auditors had signed off financial deals that should not have seen the light of day, the synod heard at its meeting in London.