Religion and Society

  • 28 Mar 2014

    A number of senior religious leaders have signed a statement declaring support for same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March.

  • 28 Mar 2014

    There is an intense debate about Religious Education in schools today. What about Theology and Religious Studies in university departments? Graeme Smith, who teaches public theology and the University of Chichester, looks at what the discipline involves. What does this mean for the MPs and others scrutinising from the outside? "Well I suspect that when they do come calling we shall have some questions for them as well," says Dr Smith.

  • 28 Mar 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is today welcoming over 100 members of a broad range of Anglican religious communities to Lambeth Palace.

  • 28 Mar 2014

    "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong". This is an epithet attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, said of Nelson Mandela, and central to a Christian understanding of strength as the power of love rather than a love for the kind of power that overwhelms.

  • 27 Mar 2014

    As the first same-sex marriages take place in England and Wales this weekend, Quakers in Britain are rejoicing with one particular Quaker couple.

  • 23 Mar 2014

    The World Council of Churches have welcomed representatives of the World Jewish Congress to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

  • 22 Mar 2014

    There was delight at the release earlier this month of Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

  • 22 Mar 2014

    Thanks you to those who expressed interest and applied for the post of Chief Operating Officer for Ekklesia. The deadline for applications is now closed.

  • 21 Mar 2014

    Members of the London Catholic Worker group are organising another vigil outside Wandsworth prison tomorrow (Saturday 22 March 2014), from 1-4 pm, in support of imprisoned peace and anti-war activist Martin Newell, a Catholic priest from east London.

  • 21 Mar 2014

    Four Christians in Australia have been arrested for holding a prayer vigil in demonstration against the government's inhuman asylum seeker policy.