Religion and Society

  • 27 Jun 2008

    Much religion is dripping in sacrificial language, says Keith Walton. The appeasement of the gods is a common theme in many traditions. But in the biblical tradition, love that does justice becomes the core of a new perspective, based on a different understanding of who God is.

  • 27 Jun 2008

    Employers are being urged to provide prayer rooms and quiet space to meet the needs of employees and promote diversity in the workplace in a guide launched yesterday in the City.

  • 27 Jun 2008

    The Chinese government has given permission for special distribution of booklets of the Gospels, copies of the New Testament and full Bibles during the Olympic Games, but other concerns about freedom of speech and expression remain.

  • 27 Jun 2008

    Challenges facing Christians today are too strong for a divided church, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia in Egypt recently, as he called for church unity both locally and globally.

  • 26 Jun 2008
  • 26 Jun 2008

    Atheists are often criticising the ethics of religious belief, says Giles Fraser. But do they base their own moral practice too much on what they are against?

  • 26 Jun 2008

    Have many American Christians forgotten the distinction between discipleship and partisanship, asks Martin E. marty, looking at some authors who unpack the complex relationship between Christian faith and political reality.

  • 26 Jun 2008

    The head of the Church Army, a leading Anglican mission agency with a significant evangelical constituency, has expressed his distress at the failure of two Anglican archbishops to clearly condemn violence against gay people.

  • 26 Jun 2008

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has said that the government should close the discrimination loopholes for religious organisations involved in public service provision, and should ensure that all services are fully inclusive.

  • 25 Jun 2008

    A key figure on the US religious right, which is anxious that its political grip on the large evangelical constituency in America is waning, has launched an attack on Senator Barack Obama and his Christian credentials.