Migration is a major pastoral issue for civic groups and churches. New communities enliven church life and community activity. They also encounter the challenges posed by often harsh immigration restrictions, scapegoating and economic uncertainty.
'Minding our own business: our common goods' at the Hurtado Centre
As the first of a developing series offering space for conversation and reflection on how we live together, the Hurtado Jesuit Centre will be looking at topical economic, political and cultural issues in the light of principles and values from Catholic social teaching that can be shared by people of faith or no faith.
Christians pray and march together to urge action on climate change
The Christian environment charity, Operation Noah, will be hosting an ecumenical climate service before the ‘Time to Act’ national climate march on Saturday, 7 March, 2015 at St Mary le Strand Church, starting at 11.30am.
Debt relief for Greece makes economic and moral sense
Ekklesia, the politics and beliefs thinktank, has joined senior religious leaders in calling for a positive debt deal for Greece and an alternative, moral approach to the economic crises brought about by debt-deflationary policies and austerity.
Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, author of 'Faith and Politics After Christendom (Paternoster Press), is a keynote speaker at an undergraduate day at Oasis College of Higher Education in London on Wednesday 28 January 2015.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees: generating hope not fear
In the worldwide Catholic Church, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated in January each year, having been instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius X. In 2015 it falls on 18 January, which is also the Church's World Peace Day (and for many the first Day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity).