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Church of Scotland says yes to same-sex married ministers

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deacons can marry members of the same gender.

Mistreating disabled claimants and child abuse: opening minds and hearts

Television can increase understanding of other people’s experiences or indeed one’s own, even if such knowledge may be uncomfortable.

Pope encourages pastoral approach to love and marriage

Pope Francis’ new document on love, marriage and the family involves no change in core doctrine, to the dismay of many.

Autocratic Anglican archbishops face challenge

Tension has mounted in the run-up to an international Anglican Consultative Council meeting in April 2016.

Serious church failings in abuse case show need for change

A review of how the Church of England handled allegations of sexual abuse by senior clergy has revealed serious failings.

Conservative governments borrow most, despite illusion of economic prudence

The Conservative Party has borrowed more than its Labour opponents when in power,

The Archbishop’s error and owning up to prejudice

“Fears about mass immigration are completely reasonable, says Archbishop of Canterbury”, read a headline in the Sun newspaper, with the subheading “Justi

Student leader’s sedition charge for defending Indian Constitution

A student leader from  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been charged with sedition after refusing to give in to India’s far right.

Reform’s ‘working welfare’ would undermine, not assist, recovery

The right-wing think-tank Reform, in its report Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits,  has ur

Challenging idolatry and not standing by

'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).