Education and Culture

  • 11 Feb 2014

    'Philosophy, Religion and Public Policy' is an important two-day conference at the University of Chester, established as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Philosophy and Religious Practices Research Network.

  • 4 Feb 2014

    Disabled and sick people's experience, views and expertise is frequently filtered out of skewed debates and discussions about welfare and benefits. Here researcher, blogger and campaigner Sue Marsh explains what it's like to negotiate the media circus as a person living with a deeply debilitating condition, how the mainstream media fails those most impacted by government-driven cuts and stigma, and why "we must make our own media".

  • 4 Feb 2014

    The Scottish Parliament will consider the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill in a final vote at Holyrood today.

  • 2 Feb 2014

    What is good work? How do we understand it theologically and recognise it in practice? What role can it play in helping to create more just societies and a fairer world? And how can we work with others here and elsewhere to enable more people to have access to it?

  • 30 Jan 2014

    In Britain we now have Armed Forces Day, but no specific day to mark or encourage peaceful conflict resolution or transformation.

  • 30 Jan 2014

    Facing the past is crucial to institutional and informal mechanisms for justice, reconciliation and conflict resolution, the WCC hears.

  • 25 Jan 2014

    The Christian think-tank Ekklesia, which works to promote a just society open to people of all beliefs, says that a joint education reform initiative from the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society Scotland is a “positive sign” about the future of religion and belief in the world today.

  • 25 Jan 2014

    The Church of Scotland and Humanist Society Scotland have jointly said they wish to see 'Religious Observance' in schools changed to 'Time for Reflection'.

  • 25 Jan 2014

    'Following Jesus on the margins’ is the strapline of the Crucible course, now in its tenth year in Birmingham, equipping pioneers of new forms of church for a changing culture.

  • 22 Jan 2014

    Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year and in 2014 the occasion will be marked in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, by a showing of 'Holocaust, A Music Memorial Film From Auschwitz' at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.