Religion and Society

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Yorkshire, the English county famous for cricket, the War of the Roses and a Monty Python sketch where a group of men compete for the worst story about childhood deprivation, has taken Britain's first black archbishop to heart - voting him Man of the Year.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Pluralistic societies offer the church opportunity and challenge, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Tobago told leaders of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches last week. He called for an all-embracing liberation theology.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    A Christian church in central Jerusalem which is used by several different groups survived an arson attack last week as a result of prompt action by Jewish neighbours who called the emergency services and stopped the potentially lethal fire spreading.

  • 28 Oct 2007

    The spread of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean is one of the major issues now facing churches in the region, says Gerard Granado, general secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches.

  • 27 Oct 2007

    British Christians concerned with the environment will be invited to put their commitments where their convictions are next weekend, at a conference to be held at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre.

  • 27 Oct 2007

    The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has agreed to unite with the Reformed Ecumenical Council to create a new "global entity" that will group 80 million Reformed Christians.

  • 26 Oct 2007

    The president of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCUSA) says the majority of the Christians in America do not share a religious right pundit's views on Jewish people.

  • 26 Oct 2007

    The religious community's moral imperative to combat climate change and protect those living in poverty has been discussed by an Anglican bishop at a US House of Representatives briefing this week.

  • 25 Oct 2007

    Universities with Church of England foundations have been told to emphasise their Christian credentials to make it easier to dismiss staff who don’t share those values, reports The Times Higher Education Supplement.

  • 25 Oct 2007

    Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue.