Religion and Society

  • 16 Apr 2014

    So Easter is upon us. But the darkness of Good Friday has to be endured before the time of waiting and the anticipation of resurrection. This is always the Christian story. The ashes and the glory go together - a thought which makes looking back on where we have come from this Lenten season an important part of the continuing journey forward.

  • 16 Apr 2014

    Leaders of the Methodist Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain and United Reformed Church have expressed concern about the latest Trussell Trust foodbank figures.

  • 14 Apr 2014

    The General Secretary of the WCC has addressed the theme “Free to speak, believe and serve” at the Synod of the Church of Norway.

  • 13 Apr 2014

    "First gay clergyman to wed plunges Church into crisis: Archbishop under pressure to sack canon who flouted ban on same sex marriage", announced the Mail dramatically. "Church of England faces 'crisis' as gay priest weds" was the Telegraph headline.

  • 12 Apr 2014

    David Cameron has spoken this week of his Christian faith and has gone on to make claims at Easter about a 'Christian country'. His sincerity has been widely questioned on Twitter, but it's not for me to judge him. God can see into Cameron's heart but I can't. However, the Prime Minister and I have very different understandings of Christianity.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    The Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land and the Justice and Peace Committee issued a statement about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. It is a highly significant document in the light of recent media attention to these issues, and repeated statements from Baroness Warsi and others. There are serious issues at stake here, but it is important that they are understood properly and in context so that the appropriate solidarity for all oppressed groups can be expressed.

  • 9 Apr 2014

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches is currently in the Republic of Korea, visiting the country’s WCC member churches and ecumenical partners.

  • 8 Apr 2014

    The Methodist Council met in Leamington Spa from 5 to 7 April to consider some of the key issues that will be debated at this year's Methodist Conference.

  • 7 Apr 2014

    In the week marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Quakers in Britain are launching a book and exhibition of photographs: “This Light that Pushes Me”.

  • 6 Apr 2014

    The General Secretary of the Methodist Church and Secretary of the Methodist Conference has announced his intention to step down from his current post in August 2015.