Category - charlie hebdo

  • January 25, 2015

    Senior figures in the United Reformed Church (URC) have expressed solidarity with minority communities feeling vulnerable.

  • January 23, 2015

    When children are murdered, let us call each child by name and name what has been done to her in the name of some cause she will never know or understand. To call a murdered child a suicide bomber is to violate her all over again, says Professor Tina Beattie, in the wake of Boko Haram's deadliest yet attacks in northern Nigeria.

  • January 23, 2015

    Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

  • January 23, 2015

    Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of over 70 churches and many deaths, have been strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches.

  • January 19, 2015

    This year (2015), Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US falls on 19 January – the third Monday of the month. It is an observance which is gaining traction in other parts of the world, too, where the legacy of the civil rights campaigner and Baptist minister is an an iconic symbol of freedom for people of both religious and other belief the world over.

  • January 16, 2015

    Without in any way wanting to mitigate the horror, grief and shock of the murders in Paris, I am growing weary of the disingenuity of so many in the media disclaiming the potentially violent power of the pen and the image.

  • January 16, 2015

    Izza Leghtas, who is Western Europe researcher at the NGO Human Rights Watch, has written an important dispatch on why France must now tackle intolerance against Jews and Muslims in the aftermath of the appalling Charlie Hebdo killings.

  • January 16, 2015

    A criminal investigation has been launched against one of Turkey’s largest daily newspapers for “insulting religious values” in relation to Charlie Hebdo reporting.

  • January 15, 2015

    A major inter-religious dialogue centre and a leading world churches' body are seeking to work together to promote constructive conversation.

  • January 13, 2015

    Recent events have led to serious reflection on freedom of expression and religious values in a World Council of Churches Communications Forum.