Category - christmas

  • December 25, 2014

    In his traditional Christmas Day address, Pope Francis denounced religiously motivated violence and persecution, making a strong call for peace.

  • December 25, 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas sermon has been made available online, as he was unable to deliver it in person due to illness.

  • December 25, 2014

    What is that we are faced with when we contemplate the birth of Jesus in the east?

  • December 23, 2014

    Ferguson is in turmoil. So is New York. And so is Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York, a long-standing institution of theological education located on the upper west side of Manhattan – or in West Harlem – since 1836. Annegreth Schilling, a German theologian currently at Union, looks at the social and political location and witness of theology in a troubled and unjust world.

  • December 23, 2014

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland says he regrets once castigating those who only come to church at Christmas.

  • December 23, 2014

    At Christmas 1914, four months into World War One, British and German soldiers on the Western front laid down their weapons. They exchanged small gifts, sang carols, buried their dead, and some even kicked a football around.

  • December 22, 2014

    'Panic Saturday' is behind us. But the panic does not seem to have diminished greatly. The compulsion to buy and the strain of doing so is on almost every tongue. Like many Quakers, I don't give presents. This makes Christmas both easier and more demanding.

  • December 22, 2014

    On 24 December 2014 an international law to regulate the global trade in armaments and ammunition enters into force.

  • December 22, 2014

    Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, as the possibility of revelation and revolution slowly dawns – the birth of a new era in Christ, challenging the religious, social and political assumptions of the governing empire.

  • December 20, 2014

    The Epistle set for today speaks of “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, and that will keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of Jesus the Christ.”