Religion and Society

  • 29 Oct 2008

    US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.

  • 27 Oct 2008

    When I was younger I used to rejoice in argument. Now I’m tired of it, even though I’m in a line of work where (in terms of the media and politics interface) polarisation is the way you are expected to play the game.

  • 25 Oct 2008

    In the latest sign of a warming of relations between Russia and Cuba, President Raul Castro has attended the consecration of Cuba's first Russian Orthodox church in the capital, Havana.

  • 23 Oct 2008

    Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on dialogue.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    In a thoughtful, passionate and challenging reflection on homosexuality
    and the Christian church, Glynn Cardy's focus is not on an 'issue' but
    on the people who are most affected by prejudice, and their need for
    justice, dignity and human rights.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    The usual internet ranters apart, the much-publicised 'atheist bus project' has provoked some lively discussion and response.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Much church self-promotion misses the point, says Jonathan Bartley. the church to which church-leavers return must be different from the one they left. In other words, the solution is moving forward, not going back.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Disestablishment would make the Church of England more Christian, a national newspaper has said. The comments came in an editorial in the Times newspaper.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    A bishop from Russia's Arctic region of Chukotka who attacked the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church for its ties to the Kremlin and for its involvement with other churches.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Many believers want politicians to talk more about God and faith. Many secularists wish they would stop doing so. But are both missing the point?