Religion and Society

  • 2 Apr 2014

    YMCA England has faced a protest at its London offices over its continued participation in “workfare” schemes that force unemployed people to work without pay.

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, newly elected patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East, has received an affirmation from the World Council of Churches.

  • 31 Mar 2014

    My forebears would have called the venue a "steeple house" and the multitude of participating clerics "hireling shepherds and prayer-book men."

  • 31 Mar 2014

    Over the past two years, Methodist children and young people have been encouraging local churches to help raise £30,000 for the SCWC by organising fundraising events.

  • 30 Mar 2014

    Celebrations are taking place across England and Wales for newly-married same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. Soon equal marriage will be in place in Scotland too. This is cause for rejoicing not only for the newly-weds, their families and friends but also the wider community.

  • 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.