Religion and Society

  • 3 Jul 2008

    Should parents who choose to treat their children's illnesses with prayer rather than medicine be charged with abuse, neglect, or even manslaughter when their children die? Shawn F. Peters explores the issues.

  • 2 Jul 2008

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that he was "violently ejected" from a major London evangelical church after seeking to mount a protest against a hardline Anglican group.

  • 2 Jul 2008

    Civil libertarians are infuriated at special regulations coming into force for the upcoming Catholic World Youth Day event in Sydney, Australia, where Pope Benedict XVI will be the guest of honour.

  • 2 Jul 2008

    A service at Westminster Abbey has been held to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service. During the event the Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid tribute describing it as the "noblest manifestation of the character of our country".

  • 1 Jul 2008

    Some sections of the Anglican Communion are convinced that only their narrow vision of what is permissible in faithfulness to the Christian message is adequate, says Simon Barrow. But they are confounded by the biblical texts they claim loyalty to.

  • 1 Jul 2008

    Ideas for "bringing unity down to earth", "communicative action" and a "theology of the wilderness" were among the winning entries submitted for an essay contest on Prospects for Ecumenism in the 21st Century.

  • 1 Jul 2008

    The congregation of missing Penarth minister, the Rev David Fox, are holding vigils of prayer at 5pm each day, as they wait for news of him. He disappeared more than a week ago, while on a walking holiday in Slovenia.

  • 30 Jun 2008

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has responded to the GAFCON declaration which proposes forming a council of bishops to provide an alternative to churches they say are preaching a 'false gospel' concerning homosexuality.

  • 30 Jun 2008

    When adults bend their minds to weighty issues at the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church in Edinburgh in two weeks time, they’ll have the help of children to keep them to task.

  • 30 Jun 2008