The Chinese government has given permission for special distribution of booklets of the Gospels, copies of the New Testament and full Bibles during the Olympic Games, but other concerns about freedom of speech and expression remain.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the moves towards greater equality set out in the government’s Equality Bill White Paper - and has called for more action against discrimination by religious groups.
Two Bishops yesterday suggested that without 'strong and vibrant public service content', broadcasting after the digital switchover could 'sow confusion and mistrust rather than aid public enlightenment and social cohesion'.
Two senior Anglican archbishops are to be present at the funeral service at Llandaff Cathedral in Wales for the UK religious affairs writer and broadcaster Christopher Morgan - who tragically took his own life recently.
The World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum have condemned what they say is the UN Human Rights Council's repeated efforts to undermine freedom of expression in the name of protecting religious sensibilities.
If the churches are adequately to face the challenges of the C21st century, theological education rooted in a broad encounter with contemporary life is vital, a congress of global educators meeting in Greece has been told.