Religion and Society

  • 14 Nov 2014

    Is the Jerusalem that we all claim to love not bigger than ego-politics, self-interest or self-aggrandisement, asks Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian, surveying the fate of the city. We are all held hostage to ego-politics that negate win-win solutions. Yet, such win-win solutions alone can resolve this conflict. Walls or fences cannot protect a whole people. Nor can military might, religious radicalism and extremism. What is critical is the elusive good will that facilitates peace.

  • 14 Nov 2014

    Growing older is often seen as time for sadness or regret. Two churches have published a new resource urging Christians to celebrate the 'second half of life'.

  • 13 Nov 2014

    As part of its ongoing work on Remembrance, peacemaking and the investment of churches and civil society groups in alternatives to armed conflict, Ekklesia was delighted to sponsor a conversation on 12 November 2014 looking the justification of war alongside opposition to war, violence and nonviolence in the Christian tradition.

  • 12 Nov 2014

    In his 2014 book 'The Great and Holy War: How World War I changed religion forever' author and academic Philip Jenkins paints a picture of faith, and especially Christian faith, mired in blood. Is there a way out after Christendom?

  • 12 Nov 2014

    The online Jesuit journal 'Thinking Faith' has some useful and thought-provoking articles connected with Remembrance and the First World War centenary in its latest issue.

  • 10 Nov 2014

    The Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) has announced that it is launching its first ever Christian social action awards ceremony.

  • 7 Nov 2014

    Imagine if all the foodbanks in the UK closed tomorrow. The result would be pretty dreadful. Shoplifting for food, already on the rise, would no doubt increase further. Hospital admissions due to malnutrition and related illnesses would surely increase even more, as would begging. Some people, like diabetic David Clapson, would simply die quietly at home, in a house with no food.

  • 7 Nov 2014

    The Christian Funders’ Forum is to launch their first Christian social action awards ceremony, celebrating projects implemented by churches and Christian organisations.

  • 6 Nov 2014

    Marriage equality is a worthy cause, and UK laws rightly ban discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. But a legal case by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland against a bakery unhelpfully confuses different issues.

  • 3 Nov 2014

    The Christian Gospel amplifies the prophet’s call to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” This summons is addressed to the whole church, all its members. It is of the essence of the Way of Wisdom and should be the basis of high quality and wide-ranging theological training, says Professor Deirdre Good, one of eight senior faculty members seeking reinstatement at General Theological Seminary in New York, after they took action to highlight abusive behaviour.