Religion and Society

  • 7 Nov 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has met for the first time with a Saudi Arabian monarch, the controversial King Abdullah. A carefully worded communique from the Vatican avoids an mention of the human rights issues that have caused outrage among campaigners.

  • 6 Nov 2007

    Mennonites have welcomed the opportunity recently presented to their 1.2 million strong world body to dialogue officially with the Roman Catholic Church on peace and theological concerns, as part of a historic visit to the Vatican.

  • 6 Nov 2007

    The research network on secularism and religion based at the University of Cambridge and supported by Ekklesia, among others, now has its own web presence.

  • 5 Nov 2007

    Religion has sometimes been a friend of democracy and sometimes an enemy. It is impossible to generalise (about either religion or politics). But the 'credit' side is often overlooked in current debates.

  • 5 Nov 2007

    A unique gathering of high level church leaders starting on Tuesday 6 November 2007 near Nairobi, Kenya, features the broadest range of Christian traditions ever represented at a global meeting, says its organisers.

  • 3 Nov 2007

    Church and faith groups have a key role to play in bringing transformation to communities across the UK, according to the government minister responsible. But critics say many questions remain about the agendas of both parties.

  • 3 Nov 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Hereford, who lost a controversial discrimination case involving a gay church youth worker, has been given a 'bigot of the year' award by a leading lesbian and gay human rights organisation, Stonewall.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    A One Day Conference which will addresses the complex challenges of building peace in Afghanistan and Iraq through the prism of religion.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    The Economist has today (2 November 2007) published a special report which examines religion's place "in today's modern society" - the role it is likely to play in this century's politics and "how we should deal with it". But is it saying anything new?

  • 2 Nov 2007

    An imam, a Christian minister, and a striking janitor from Indiana are coming to London to speak at a trade union gathering, to stress the importance of workers' rights in Islamic social thought, and to take on a company they say is violating them.