Category - christmas

  • December 25, 2010

    The Methodist President has called on people to make Christmas "a generous and safe space to all for whom [it] is full of painful memories, grief and hardship."

  • December 25, 2010

    In his Christmas letter to the heads of other churches, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged support for Christians and others facing hardship or persecution.

  • December 24, 2010

    Some people seem to have got the idea that Ekklesia objects to the BBC broadcasting a Christmas message from the Pope. We don't. We simply think that the BBC ban on non-religious and some minority religious people sharing their reflections in the same 'Thought for the Day' slot should be ended. Giving an immensely powerful individual (and head of state) access to airwaves denied to those he attacked when he was last in Britain also raises wider questions which should not be ducked.

  • December 23, 2010

    It is good to enjoy the carol services, nativity plays, mince pies and mulled wine, says Jill Segger. But let us not ever mistake them for anything more than a nudge towards the truth.

  • December 21, 2010

    Despite political conflict, Bethlehem remains the centre of Christian spirituality, especially at Christmas, says the Palestinian tourism minister.

  • December 21, 2010

    Quakers don't really 'do' Christmas. Partly in order to offer a sign of contradiction to the consumerism and commercialism of the season which is in conflict with our Testimony of simplicity; partly because we believe that all of life and all its days and times are sacramental; partly because there is such a wide range of views in the Society of Friends as to the nature of the man Jesus.

  • December 19, 2010

    A satirical boardgame has been launched about the global oil industry. Greenpeace have made the game - Deepsea Desperation - downloadable from their website.

  • December 1, 2010

    At first sight, it is seemed reasonable to assume that Eric Pickles had hitched his wagon to the to the 'Not Ashamed' campaign train which launches today (1 December 2010) with his claims about the “ambush of Christmas” by “politically correct Grinches” and an exhortation to local councils to “take pride in Britain's Christian heritage.”

  • November 30, 2010

    A community group in Hoylake, Wirral, will this Christmas be projecting the radical 1964 Pasolini film about the life of Christ onto a church in the town’s High Street.

  • June 10, 2010