Religion and Society

  • 3 Feb 2014

    Today (3 February 2014) five Christian peace activists go on trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in East London. They are charged with aggravated trespass. One of the five is Symon Hill, a writer, researcher and activist who is also an Ekklesia associate, assisting us with several areas of work. He was formerly a directorial colleague for a period.

  • 3 Feb 2014

    WCC staff working on inter-religious coop aeration have welcomed representatives of the Catholic Church to Geneva.

  • 2 Feb 2014

    Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Programme for the WCC Central Committee meeting which will be held from 26 June to 10 July 2014.

  • 2 Feb 2014

    Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, Anglican primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of just 59.

  • 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?

  • 1 Feb 2014

    Church leaders who have encouraged mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) have defended their behaviour, after the archbishops of Canterbury and York reminded fellow-Anglicans of a pledge to offer pastoral care and support regardless of sexual orientation. Church of England senior clergy Justin Welby and John Sentamu wrote after harsh new laws were passed in Uganda and Nigeria.

  • 1 Feb 2014

    The URC has become the first denomination to express support for Christians about to go on trial in London for protesting against the arms trade.

  • 31 Jan 2014

    US Christian leader Tony Campolo has given his backing to five Christians who are on trial for blocking an entrance to the London arms fair.

  • 31 Jan 2014

    The Methodist Council, meeting in London this week, has agreed to become a partner to the Churches Mutual Credit Union (CMCU).

  • 31 Jan 2014

    Nearly one hundred representatives of the German member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met from 16 to 18 January 2014 at the Evangelical Academy of Loccum in order to share their experiences from the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Korea, and to discuss how they would continue their way together on their pilgrimage of justice and peace. Christina Biere, a former WCC Central Committee member, summarises and shares their reflections and findings.