Religion and Society

  • 2 Mar 2015

    Some Christians believe the Hebrew bible clearly rules out same-sex relationships and emphasises distinct roles based on sex at birth. Savi Hensman suggests this may be interpreted differently and considers how the first chapters of Genesis could be read as recognising and rejoicing in the diversity of living beings.

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Much of Ekklesia’s media work is in the area of the relationship between religion and society. In 2006, Ekklesia’s director Jonathan Bartley published the book; “Faith and Politics After Christ

  • 5 Mar 2015

    During Quaker Equality Week, Quakers in Britain are calling upon the next government to take urgent action to tackle economic inequality.

  • 4 Mar 2015

    As the first of a developing series offering space for conversation and reflection on how we live together, the Hurtado Jesuit Centre will be looking at topical economic, political and cultural issues in the light of principles and values from Catholic social teaching that can be shared by people of faith or no faith.

  • 3 Mar 2015

    The Christian environment charity, Operation Noah, will be hosting an ecumenical climate service before the ‘Time to Act’ national climate march on Saturday, 7 March, 2015 at St Mary le Strand Church, starting at 11.30am.

  • 3 Mar 2015

    For Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, 'faith in politics' begins with faith in God, their* faith in us and the faith we have in each other. He was speaking at the 'Faith in Politics' event organised by Greenbelt, Christian Aid and The Children’s Society on Saturday 28th February held in City Temple, London. The day was billed as an opportunity to "stimulate thought, conversation and action" and it certainly did that.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    A new report from a coalition of major UK Churches has revealed that around 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    Migration is a major pastoral issue for the churches. New communities both enliven church life and witness and encounter the challenges posed by immigration restrictions, scapegoating and economic uncertainty. It is also seen as one of the most important issues in the fortcoming General Election.

  • 28 Feb 2015

    Members of Pax Christi will be among hundreds of others taking part in a nonviolent blockade of Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield from 7.00am on 2 March 2015.

  • 27 Feb 2015

    In the run-up to the General Election, Quakers in Britain aim to stimulate an alternative conversation on topics like justice, democracy and peace, Trident, sustainability and economic inequality.