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Religion and the US election: BBC Radio Scotland

With the US presidential election only a matter of days away, BBC Radio Scotland's 'Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross' programme will explore why religion is so important in American political life, and the extent to which religion and belief may impact the outcome of the electoral process.

The curious case of the Kirk's hotel in Tiberias

The curious case of the Kirk's hotel in Tiberias

Critical Religion coordinator and Ekklesia associate Dr Michael Marten, from the University of Stirling, has been interviewed by Caitlin Smith for a BBC documentary, picking up on his research on Scottish missions in Palestine. The presenter is Angus Roxburgh.

Archbishop being emailed over arms conference at Church House

Archbishop being emailed over arms conference at Church House

Plans for a conference of arms dealers at Church House, administrative HQ of the Church of England, have provoked shock, sadness and concern among Christians and others.

Redeeming Christianity from the margins

Redeeming Christianity from the margins

Ekklesia's Simon Barrow will be the keynote speaker at LGCM's annual meeting in London on Saturday 27 October. His theme will be 'Redeeming Christianity from the Margins'.

Moving beyond 'organised religion'

Moving beyond 'organised religion'

You are invited to join a discussion of 'moving beyond organised religion' on Sunday 21 October, from 12.30pm – 5pm, in the Hall at St John’s Church, Edinburgh, starting with a pot luck lunch (please bring a contribution).

WCC seeking workshop events for its 2013 assembly

WCC seeking workshop events for its 2013 assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting applications for workshops, exhibitions and side events for its upcoming 10th Assembly to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The deadline to submit proposals is 31 October 2012.

Healing a divided city

An important conversation takes place today (Saturday 25 August) on 'The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City', during Festival season in Edinburgh.

Can conflict be a positive force for change?

Can conflict be a positive force for change?

When we see all conflict as automatically and only ‘bad’ do we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other?

Jackie Kay's voice is 'passionate and strong'

Jackie Kay's voice is 'passionate and strong'

Highly regarded novelist, poet, playwright and writer for screen and stage, Jackie Kay, will be reading from her poetry at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace tomorrow (23 August), as part of the popular 'Poetry in the Persian Tent' series.

Poetry in the Persian Tent: schedule

Poetry in the Persian Tent: schedule

Scotland's Makar (national poet), Liz Lochhead, along with Jackie Kay, Vicki Feaver, John Glenday, Aonghas MacNeacail and Stewart Conn will be performing at the prestigious Poetry in the Persian Tent reading series at The Festival of Spirituality and Peace this week.