Religion and Society

  • 28 Nov 2007

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's recent statement that he was reluctant to speak about his religious faith while he was in office as he felt people in Britain might regard him as a "nutter" has stirred vigorous debate.

  • 27 Nov 2007

    A delegation of religious leaders mainly from the Horn of Africa, who have visited strife-torn Somalia, have stressed that a solution to the crisis there lies within the country and not outside. The Pope has also called for peace.

  • 27 Nov 2007

    Nigerian Methodist Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen has been chosen to moderate the Continuing Committee on Ecumenism in the 21st Century, a group assigned to monitor and encourage initiatives in a global quest for Christian unity.

  • 26 Nov 2007

    As churches throughout the world absorb the significance of the recent ground-breaking Global Christian Forum, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has made a new appointment to a post aimed at promoting dialogue on key issues.

  • 25 Nov 2007

    Kevin Rudd's own values are shaped by faith, says Doug Hynd, but there are conflicting responses from within the churches to the way in which Christians should and should not engage a plural political process.

  • 25 Nov 2007

    Australians have voted for change, says David Wood. The new premier is a Christian, but he points to a tradition which is outward looking and generous, not insular.

  • 24 Nov 2007

    Salaam Bethlehem is touring in the UK throughout the season of Advent with performances until 22 December 2007. This is the story of a production which highlights the situation of a famous city and today's Palestinian Christians and Muslims.

  • 24 Nov 2007

    Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond is this weekend launching a Scottish Inter-Faith Week, during which people from across the country are being invited to meet their neighbours and to build new friendships.

  • 24 Nov 2007

    Young Christians have been meeting near Katmandu in Nepal, a country emerging towards democracy and pluralism. Many are now attracted to Christianity in the predominantly Hindu kingdom which now has a formally secular state.

  • 23 Nov 2007

    FaithAction are happy to announce that the 1st FaithAction National Conference, Money Well Spent