Category - christmas

  • December 21, 2010

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

  • December 20, 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
  • June 10, 2010

    A church advertising campaign for Christmas, which depicts the baby Jesus in his mother Mary's womb, has been defended by its creators against charges of naivete and political meddling.

  • January 1, 2010

    The story of the Magi has touched the hearts and stirred the imagination of many through the ages, says Savi Hensman. But the story has a wry twist which does not flatter the religiously self-righteous.

  • December 25, 2009

    The Anglican Church in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province has awarded its Order of the Holy Nativity to the head of a shack-dwellers' movement for being a "beacon of dignity and hope" in standing against injustice.

  • December 25, 2009

    The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, used his Christmas Midnight Mass message at Westminster Cathedral to criticise the idea that happiness comes from wealth, status, celebrity and how we are regarded by society.