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Reconsidering women in relation to religion

Reconsidering women in relation to religion

Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

Putting the 'fair' back into welfare

This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

Changing the way Scotland is seen

Among the most stimulating series of events at this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh will be the provocative 'Scottish Six' talks by broadcaster Lesley Riddoch and land reformer Andy Wightman.

Tackling sectarianism in Scotland

Centuries of sectarianism have left a deep impact on perception of opposing community groups in Scotland.

Seeking a new Jubilee beyond debt and financial chaos

Seeking a new Jubilee beyond debt and financial chaos

Jubilee Scotland is taking part in the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh this year, with an event discussing the call for a new Jubilee.

Forgiveness: optional or mandatory?

Forgiveness is not proprietary to the church, it is ‘open source’ technology belonging to all humans.

Accord Coalition for inclusive education at C of E General Synod

Following the success of the Accord Coalition fringe meeting at the Church of England's General Synod in February, a further event will take place at the Synod in York, at lunchtime on Monday 9 July 2012.

Cristnogaeth 21 Conference: Re-visioning Christianity for the C21st

Cristnogaeth 21 Conference: Re-visioning Christianity for the C21st

Simon Barrow, co-director of Christian think-tank Ekklesia, is the keynote speaker at Cristnogaeth 21's (Christianity 21's) annual conference in Wales.

When politics fails: the churches and Israel/Palestine

Mark Braverman, a powerful Jewish advocate for a just-peace in Palestine/Israel, is speaking at a meeting in Edinburgh (12.30pm, 23 May 2012) sponsored by the Scottish Palestinian Forum in association with the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council.

The real impact of disability cuts

Here is the full text of the letter published in the Guardian (17 May 2012) from disability organisations and disabled rights advocates, backed by signatories from charities, NGOs, academics and others (including Ekklesia), on the impact of government cuts hitting disabled people.