Religion and Society

  • 12 Feb 2014

    Operation Noah has welcomed today’s decision at the Church of England’s General Synod to engage seriously with the issue of climate change.

  • 12 Feb 2014

    The World Council of Churches' general secretary has warned of “adverse effects” from the recent Swiss vote on immigration.

  • 11 Feb 2014

    Pioneering Lutheran theologian, anti-Nazi resister, educator, ecumenist, poet, pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on 4 February 1906. Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow introduces an important new book which challenges the myth of his abandonment of peacemaking and recovers his call to the way of Christ.

  • 11 Feb 2014

    'Philosophy, Religion and Public Policy' is an important two-day conference at the University of Chester, established as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Philosophy and Religious Practices Research Network.

  • 11 Feb 2014

    As the Church of England discusses the Pilling report on sexuality, it has come under pressure from certain other Anglican leaders, who claim that accepting the proposals would show a lack of commitment to biblical teaching and global Anglicanism. But the rationale for these claims is flawed.

  • 9 Feb 2014

    Faith leaders can show another way to war and violence, says Bartholomew, Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople.

  • 8 Feb 2014

    “Superglue protesters avoid jail” declared a headline on ITN this week. As one of the protesters in question, I’m pleased to report that we didn’t only avoid jail. We were acquitted.

  • 8 Feb 2014

    The World Council of Churches is focusing on the churches’ efforts toward a “pilgrimage for justice and peace”.

  • 7 Feb 2014

    Some church leaders ignore personal experience and scientific evidence when discussing sexuality, unless these fit in with their existing ideas. They may think this shows their faithfulness to the Bible and so to God. But they are wrong.

  • 6 Feb 2014

    A powerful documentary on Channel 4, ‘Hunted’, shows the level of homophobic hatred and violence in Russia. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the United Nations Secretary-General and writers from many countries have condemned the human rights abuses taking place. Churches should consider their stance.