Education and Culture

  • 20 Mar 2008

    Today there was a marvellous BBC Radio 4 programme on paradoxical Christian philosopher Kierkegaard today. You can download it as a podcast.

  • 20 Mar 2008

    The modern temptation is to dismiss resurrection as fantasy or reduce it to spiritualised sophistry, says Simon Barrow. The shape of the core Christian hope is both more substantial and more subtle than that.

  • 18 Mar 2008

    An inquiry has been ordered following claims that some schools - most notably faith schools - have been breaking laws aimed at making admissions fairer. Schools Adjudicator Philip Hunter has been given until July for his probe.

  • 17 Mar 2008
  • 15 Mar 2008

    Michael Heller, a Polish Roman Catholic priest and cosmologist whose intellectual and religious life has been grounded in the insights of of physics, cosmology, theology and philosophy, has won the 2008 Templeton Prize.

  • 14 Mar 2008

    A major five year research programme on faith and society is underway, and has a valuable new website.

  • 14 Mar 2008

    Forget Maria. How do you solve a problem like Jesus? After all, everyone has a view: well-meaning Jewish guru, dangerous heretic, son of God, charlatan. The list is endless. Mel Gibson gave us the fundamentalist's Jesus of gruesome realism: a tortured body offset by expensive LA orthodontistry (bad teeth would have been a realism too far). This year's Easter offering from the BBC - boldly scheduled for primetime on BBC1 - reaches for the other extreme and presents the inoffensive Liberal Democrat Jesus: Nick Clegg with a beard.

  • 14 Mar 2008

    The Council of Churches in Indonesia has joined calls for a controversial Dutch film about Islam made by far-right politician Geert Wilders not to be shown. In the past he called for the Qur'an to be banned.

  • 12 Mar 2008

    Faith schools appear to be the main offenders when it comes to breaking new rules on admissions, a Government survey has found.
    Ed Balls, schools secretary, announced that his Department had randomly picked three authorities to examine

  • 11 Mar 2008

    Lord Goldsmith, speaking for the government citizenship review, walked into a backlash today over proposals that school-leavers should be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country.