Religion and Society

  • 13 May 2015

    Leaders from four major UK Churches have signed an open letter to David Cameron, congratulating him and encouraging him to hold "truth, justice, peace and wellbeing" at the heart of government.

  • 12 May 2015

    Scotland's unprecedented General Election result should lead to the early delivery of the Smith Commission Agreement, says the convener of the Church and Society council.

  • 11 May 2015

    Two Quakers have been elected as members of parliament in the UK General Election. Nineteen had stood as candidates.

  • 10 May 2015

    An open letter to the Prime Minister from a United Reformed Church minister has been shared more than 30,000 times on Facebook.

  • 8 May 2015

    We will also be looking ‘Beyond the Ballot’… and from time-to-time giving you the opportunity to help keep us awake by making contributions (large or small, as you are able) to our post-election work

  • 7 May 2015

    Quakers in Britain have expressed the will to challenge the incoming UK government to adopt policies that will cut social injustice and build a more just, sustainable society.

  • 6 May 2015

    Recently, the Church Times newspaper in England reported that its study had found that, among the two largest parties currently, 38 per cent of Christians would likely vote Conservative, and 33 per cent Labour. When the results were divided denominationally, strong preferences were found. 48 per cent of Anglicans would vote Conservative (and 16 per cent for UKIP), while Catholics favoured Labour to Conservative, by 42 per cent to 31 per cent.

  • 6 May 2015

    Many of us inherit our politics and our religion. For that reason, both require examination and re-evaluation from time to time. It can be difficult to accept that familial and tribal loyalties may, if not subject to discernment, become barriers to truth, fidelity and justice.

  • 6 May 2015
  • 3 May 2015

    There has been extensive media coverage of the birth of a daughter to the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. Yet, from a biblical perspective, a royal baby being born (or a new member of a president’s ‘first family’) is not that uncommon.