Religion and Society

  • 12 Dec 2007

    Churches used financial leverage to force British Airways to change its uniform policy, according to a new website aimed at making the investment activities of churches in the UK more transparent. The Church Investors Group has combined assets of £12 billion.

  • 10 Dec 2007

    Levels of religious knowledge throughout Ireland are decreasing significantly, and in Northern Ireland are even lower than in the Republic according to a new poll, believed to be the first ever conducted on the subject in Northern Ireland

  • 10 Dec 2007

    Fourteen leaders of the main Christian Churches in West Yorkshire have welcomed an Islamic report for its peacemaking efforts, and urged Christians to use it to build bridges with their Muslim neighbours.

  • 8 Dec 2007

    As well as preparing worship resources for World Aids Day the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. has this year put together an excellent Advent calendar of daily readings, pictures and meditations. Many of the meditations are written by people living with Aids.

  • 7 Dec 2007

    In a move believed to be the first of its kind, Dutch broadcasting companies Radio Netherlands Worldwide and IKON in Hilversum yesterday launched the integral texts of the Bible and the Qu'ran alongside each other on one website.

  • 6 Dec 2007

    Mexican director Carlos Reygadas’ latest film, Silent Light, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May, will be released in London this Friday 7th of December.

  • 5 Dec 2007

    The decision by the High Court not to allow a prosecution against BBC Director-General Mark Thompson for blasphemy to go ahead has been welcomed by Christians and Humanists. Stephen Green of the group Christian Voice, had attempted to prosecute Mark Thompson

  • 5 Dec 2007

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, evangelical leaders Rick and Kay Warren and the Rev Gideon Byamugisha, the first African Anglican priest to openly say he is HIV-positive, are contributors to an Advent Calendar focussing on HIV-AIDS awareness.

  • 4 Dec 2007

    Religious prejudice has hampered HIV prevention and treatment around the world, but faith groups are also a key part of the solution.

  • 3 Dec 2007

    Teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan today after she was jailed for letting school children name a teddy bear Muhammad. The case has caused international outrage and Muslims have criticised her jailing.