Religion and Society

  • 15 Nov 2007

    Manga Bible fever is hitting the shops this month. New Testament professor Deirdre Good explores the cultural and interpretative values involved, particularly in relation to the presentation of 'family'.

  • 15 Nov 2007

    Football, money and morals make odd bedfellows, concludes Giles Fraser after his experience of preaching to an uncertain congregation at a service marking the 150th anniversary of the world’s oldest club - Sheffield FC.

  • 15 Nov 2007

    A Ugandan rebel group which has committed appalling human rights abuses over the years and has been implicated in cult-like religion has said it realises it was wrong and wishes to seek forgiveness from its many victims.

  • 15 Nov 2007

    According to Indian government documents, Christians account for less than 10 percent of the population of the southern Karnataka state. But the proportion may be much higher because of the impact of caste and categorisation, research shows.

  • 14 Nov 2007

    Religious organisations already have a major stake in the global economy and can now shift decisively towards using their resources for ethical purposes and to redistribute wealth to the poor, a major group of faith investors says.

  • 14 Nov 2007

    Among a vocal minority of those for whom religion is at best irrelevant and at worse an anathema, there is confusion about why government pays so much attention to faith groups.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    The Metropolitan Police have signed a deal with a US company to provide them with a introductory course about Islam. Jones Knowledge Group announced yesterday that it was to bring its new course 'Understanding Islam: An Introduction' to police officers.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    After four days of meetings, some 240 leaders of a broad range of churches, confessions and interchurch organizations from over 70 countries agreed to carry forward what they call "the Global Christian Forum process" - an open dialogue platform.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    The Global Christian Forum meeting in Limuru, Kenya, which has been hailed as the most representative conference of its kind ever held, has issued a message of unity and justice to churches throughout the world at the end of its proceedings.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    The Czech government has agreed, after almost two decades of dispute, to compensate churches for properties confiscated under communist rule, and also to make them financially independent from the state. The details are being sorted.