Education and Culture

  • 21 Aug 2013

    If there had been a poll at the conversation on 'A Good Society' in Edinburgh recently, there is no doubt that notions such as equality, justice, hospitality, empathy, sharing and neighbourliness would have been at the heart of people's answers. Simon Barrow listens in on a passionate exchange between people of faith and practical concern.

  • 20 Aug 2013

    In a substantial address given at the launch of Just Festival 2013, Bishop John Armes explores the relationship between peace and justice, the struggle against poverty and exclusion, key themes in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and the challenge of particular global situations like the one in Zimbabwe. Dr Armes is also chairing a conversation on 'A Good Society' on Tuesday 20 August.

  • 20 Aug 2013

    Rowan Williams will speak at Resurgence's Festival of Wellbeing on the pursuit of knowledge, its effect on relationships and as a "source of frustration and injustice".

  • 20 Aug 2013

    Today, there is a discussion about what constitutes a 'good society' taking place at St John's Church Edinburgh (Tuesday 20th August, 6-7.30pm, £5) as part of Just Festival.

  • 19 Aug 2013

    How can Christians and Muslims build closer relationships in the face of pressures from within and without their different communities, and in a world where religiously sanctioned conflict is often given high profile in the media?

  • 18 Aug 2013

    There is an extraordinary elliptical quality to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which has elevated the human spirit in both religious and non-religious terms over the centuries, says Simon Barrow, introducing a series of performances of the Cello Suites at Just Festival 2013.

  • 18 Aug 2013

    Sacred Earth offers a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity - one that is under pressure or even threat in many parts of the globe at the moment. Welcoming the artistic production, Simon Barrow looks at the philosophy, art and indeed theology that may underpin a respect for the world and the relations embodied in it.

  • 18 Aug 2013

    The World Association for Christian Communication has condemned violence on all sides in Egypt and urged media to play a positive role.

  • 16 Aug 2013

    Fifteen years ago, 'faith' was seen as a virtually spent subject in the public realm, certainly in the view of its many 'cultured despisers'.

  • 16 Aug 2013

    In recent years, practitioners engaged in the fields of mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding have begun to explore the role arts can play in helping communities to move from protracted conflict to just and sustainable peace. Theodora Hawksley reports on a significant research project in the area revolving around the potential and actual role of religion.