Religion and Society

  • 12 Jun 2008

    As the debate on church and welfare continue, the Prime Minister and other senior government figures today host a reception with the winners of the 2008 Faithworks Awards at No 10 Downing Street.

  • 12 Jun 2008

    The World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum have condemned what they say is the UN Human Rights Council's repeated efforts to undermine freedom of expression in the name of protecting religious sensibilities.

  • 10 Jun 2008

    Do you want to make a difference?

  • 10 Jun 2008

    As the debate about the relationship between government provided social welfare and church involvement continues, a Christian minister who chairs an agency working with people in housing need says that state funding is "a mixed blessing".

  • 10 Jun 2008

    The Cambridge-based Von Hugel Institute's report on church, government and social welfare is creating a lively media and political talking point following its launch in London yesterday.

  • 9 Jun 2008

    This event sees the London launch of the Nehemiah Foundation. It is a programme for people and organisations who want to

    - play a significant part in transforming their communities

  • 9 Jun 2008

    When it comes to religion and public life, there is frequently unhelpful confusion in the debate, says Simon Barrow. Initial responses to the Von Hugel report on church and welfare illustrate this.

  • 9 Jun 2008

    The debate about the Von Hugel report on church and welfare looks as if it is heading down a familiar cul-de-sac.

  • 9 Jun 2008

    After a visit to Russia, the Vatican's top official for Christian unity has said a meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Alexei II of the Russian Orthodox Church is "possible". Such an encounter would be a first.

  • 8 Jun 2008

    The new Cambridge report on church, government and public welfare (Moral, But No Compass) raises plenty of important questions - which the immediate media furore is in danger of missing or distorting.