Religion and Society

  • 24 Jan 2014

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary has welcomed Pope Francis' message from the World Day of Peace.

  • 23 Jan 2014

    Priestfield Parish Church in Edinburgh is the 300th church in Scotland to register as an eco-congregation, it has been announced.

  • 23 Jan 2014

    A special adviser on media and publicity to Nigeria’s president is trying to justify a brutally oppressive new law by claiming that it reflects national and religious values. Meanwhile signatures are being gathered for a petition asking the archbishops of Canterbury and York to speak out against this law. Overseas faith leaders may need to choose their words carefully if they are to be most effective.

  • 21 Jan 2014

    UKIP councillor David Silvester believes that Britain’s recent floods are the results of sin. You may be surprised to learn that I agree with him. There the agreement ends, for we have very different ideas about what the sin is and how it has affected the weather.

  • 20 Jan 2014

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on 15 January 1929. The federal holiday in his honour in the United States is the third Monday in January.

  • 18 Jan 2014

    Some Nigerian Christian leaders have tried to defend a new law that violates human rights and is contrary to Jesus’ call to love one’s neighbour as oneself. All too often, churches are captive to the prejudices and power-games that dominate their society and era.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    Church leaders from Syria and around the world have gathered ahead of the Geneva 2 talks to call for substantial action to end the conflict.

  • 17 Jan 2014

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere) and enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. The theme for the week of prayer in 2014 is "Has Christ been divided?" (1 Corinthians 1.1-17).

  • 16 Jan 2014

    The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs, has received a delegation of senior Greek and European Church representatives in Athens.

  • 16 Jan 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says research shows that "there is every reason to be hopeful about the future of the Church of England".