Religion and Society

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The idea of human rights is often traced back to the characteristically religious insight that every individual is unique in the eyes of God.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The panel will discuss Bhikhu Parekh’s new book, A New Politics of Identity (Palgrave, March 2008) covering the impact of globalisation on ethnic, religious and national identities.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The Church in Wales yesterday rejected a Bill which would have allowed women to be ordained as bishops. The measure was voted down by just three votes. Archbishop Barry Morgan spoke of his “deep disappointment”.

  • 28 Mar 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

    The former pastor of Barack Obama has been accused of extremism for his views on 9/11, the US and terrorism. But he has been defended by a leading moderate commentator.

  • 26 Mar 2008

    The current media-propelled debates about God are mostly hopelessly out of touch with their own intense fallibility, says Simon Barrow. He tries to explain why God-talk will always be helpfully elusive if it is faithful to what it seeks to point to.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    Ekklesia's friends and associates are a varied bunch - Anabaptist, Catholic, Evangelical, liberal, Protestant, radical and more. Here Theo Hobson tells it like it is for him.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    The celebration of Easter challenges human beings to accept death without delusion, but it also seeks to challenge our acceptance that death is without hope and the end to all meaning, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    Easter is not about some nasty death cult where a blood sacrifice must be paid to appease an angry God, says Giles Fraser. The crucifixion reveals human death-dealing at its worst and the resurrection offers a new start, refusing the logic of scapegoating.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    The Bible needs to be re-read from the viewpoint of women so as to shatter "institutionalised patriarchy", which is reinforced by "conservative" biblical interpretation, says a leader of a prominent group of women theologians.