Category - easter

  • April 22, 2011

    The URC has expressed its anger and concern at the news of the violent disruption of an ecumenical prayer service for peace in Zimbabwe.

  • April 22, 2011

    Having just finished my own initial reflections on the meaning of Easter, as refracted through two connected mini-dramas marked on Holy Thursday, I came across this arresting short piece (if you'll pardon the pun, given its topic) by Nathan Schneider.

  • April 22, 2011

    The narrative of the trial and execution of Jesus has been subject to centuries of creative re-interpretation, says Jill Segger. A Bach Passion performed in a Cambridge college chapel proved both exemplar of the vitality of the cultural hybrid and inspiration to revisit the source.

  • April 21, 2011

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday we have some comprehension of (or so we think). But what on earth is Holy Thursday all about? Simon Barrow explores two actions in the story which embody, practically and theologically, both the awful tragedy and the true hope of Christianity in a world circumscribed by the use and absue of power.

  • April 21, 2011

    Philippine Catholic, mainline Protestant and evangelical churches have united in a radio programme on Christ's seven last sayings before his death.

  • April 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1915, April 24 falls on Easter Sunday in the Armenian church calendar - also Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

  • April 15, 2011

    Brent Borough Council has denied discriminating against Christians. Critics of the claim of discrimination say that it does not stand up under scrutiny.

  • April 15, 2011

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has urged Christians to give this year’s celebration of Easter a clear ecumenical profile.

  • March 14, 2011

    Church leaders in the USA are re-promoting the idea of Western and Orthodox Christians sharing a common Easter, on a fixed date every year.

  • April 8, 2010

    This text and podcast is the fourth of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, he contrasts narrow stereotypes of the Gulf region with the reconciling presence of diverse Christian churches.