Religion and Society

  • 11 Jan 2015

    Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. Simon Barrow looks at his legacy and significance for practical and applied theology.

  • 10 Jan 2015

    Fair returns to savers, fair interest rates on loans and the aspiration to be a flagship credit union are among the aims of the Churches' Mutual Credit Union.

  • 8 Jan 2015

    Let us start with a few clear parameters. Murderous violence is always wrong and does as much damage to its perpetrators as to its victims. Freedom of expression is at the heart of the free society and must ever be defended. But with that right come responsibilities and an obligation to discernment and humility.

  • 8 Jan 2015

    Twelve people were murdered yesterday (7 January) in an appalling attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This has inflamed religious and ethnic tensions, as the killers are believed to be violent Islamist extremists.

  • 6 Jan 2015

    The chair of an All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Uncertainties has praised a new report which wants to improve religious literacy in a diverse world.

  • 4 Jan 2015

    The head of the World Council of Churches has met with representatives of youth organisations to discuss priorities, challenges and common concerns.

  • 4 Jan 2015

    The NGO Christian Ecology Link has changed its name to Green Christian, so that people can better understand the work it does.

  • 3 Jan 2015

    Scottish Churches Housing Action, which brings together 13 Christian denominations and organisations nationwide, will be 20 years old this month.

  • 3 Jan 2015

    BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief' series will look at the significance of the biblical story of Moses and Exodus for Jews, Christians and Muslims in a programme to be broadcast at 4.30pm on Monday 5 January 2015, featuring Ekklesia associate Keith Hebden among others.

  • 3 Jan 2015

    Three days after Christmas Day, Western Christians commemorate the Feast of Holy Innocents. It seems even more apposite to remember the victims of tyranny and violence at a time of child soldiers and the capture and sexual slavery of female children in several parts of the world.