Religion and Society

  • 24 Sep 2014

    In a letter to the Times newspaper, church leaders and representatives in the UK have called on the government to cancel the replacement of Trident.

  • 23 Sep 2014

    A two-year process of conversations on sexuality has begun in the Church of England, at a gathering of bishops. Similar discussions are taking place in several other churches in Britain.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    On UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, Quakers will say that building peace is about tough choices and will challenge the stereotype of peace as the soft option.

  • 13 Sep 2014

    The political figures of my youth are gradually dying off. Ian Paisley has joined Tony Benn, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the ranks of dominant figures of the 1980s who are no longer with us.

  • 12 Sep 2014

    Over 30 African religious leaders, scholars and members of civil society have issued a Declaration opposing violence towards, and misinformation about, LGBTI people.

  • 9 Sep 2014

    The College of Bishops of the Church of England will meet for two days from 15 to 17 September to continue the process of Shared Conversations on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission.

  • 3 Sep 2014

    Justin Welby will give the keynote address at the 'Love your neighbour:Think, Pray, Vote' conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team in Coventry on 21 February 2015.

  • 2 Sep 2014

    Partly as a result of developments in biblical scholarship, many Christians now believe that it can be acceptable to enter a same-sex partnership. Savi Hensman examines differing interpretations of Christ's call: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

  • 30 Aug 2014

    Do they expect us to believe it all again? With weary familiarity, I have been reading the government’s claims that we face a heightened “terror threat”. UK governments have been making this claim every so often since 2001. It is usually followed by a fresh restriction of civil liberties or the departure of British troops to yet another war zone.

  • 29 Aug 2014

    Three days after returning from Greenbelt, I've had some time to process my impressions of this year's festival. I've realised that the main division at Greenbelt - a leading Christian festival - is not between liberals and conservatives but between liberals and radicals.