Education and Culture

  • 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.

  • 21 Jan 2014

    Nigel Farage has thrown out the latest UKIP member to provoke controversy through bigoted opinions. Farage says he wants to get rid of candidates with "extremist, barmy or nasty" views. But it is not individual candidates who are the problem. UKIP's official policies are extremely nasty, based as they are on an ultra-Thatcherite free-market extremism.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    Hospitality, cooperation and justice should characterise the response of communities and nations to displaced people, Pope Francis has declared.

  • 13 Jan 2014

    A new book from Christian Fuchs, 'Social Media: A Critical Introduction', discusses the relationship between social media and power structures in contemporary society.

  • 8 Jan 2014

    The Mennonite Trust and the Anabaptist Network, partners of Ekklesia in the Anabaptist Network of Organisations, are holding a day workshop on Saturday 18 January 2014 on the theme of 'multi-voiced church'.

  • 6 Jan 2014

    Professor Tina Beattie, Director of the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing, is notifying her contacts that the University of Roehampton is currently advertising for PhD applicants, since they have been awarded a number of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarships.

  • 5 Jan 2014

    The Big Questions returned for its seventh series live from Queen Mary University of London in Mile End on Sunday 5 January 2014 - showing on BBC1 at 10am, and now available for viewing via the iPlayer.