Community and Family

  • 12 Aug 2011

    This evening (12 August) at 17:45 there is a showing of the powerful film 'Getting Out', followed by Q&A with Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous supporter of the rights and dignity of LGBT people, at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh.

  • 11 Aug 2011

    The annual peace service at Westminster Cathedral acquired fresh significance in the light of the major disturbances across England.

  • 11 Aug 2011

    I have recently spent the night reading about and watching the (in the first instance) London riots unfold from my hotel room in India. I have lived in Lewisham since 1998 and to see aerial images of cars along the main streets on fire and shops I know well looted has been surreal.

  • 11 Aug 2011

    Riots and looting have left large parts of Tottenham wrecked. The homes and possessions of some in this already disadvantaged area have gone up in smoke, and others may lose their livelihoods. As has now been extensively reported, other parts of London, and cities elsewhere in England, have also been hit.

  • 9 Aug 2011

    With the smell of smoke and wail of sirens in the background, about 200 to 300 people from a range of faiths on the evening of 8 August gathered for a prayer and a walk to the center of Tottenham, north London, scarred by a weekend of rioting.

  • 9 Aug 2011

    Many faith communities in England are working together on the front line this week after several days of rioting across the country.

  • 8 Aug 2011

    Christian leaders, including the minister of St Mark’s Methodist Church in the High Road, are offering practical community support after the Tottenham riots.

  • 7 Aug 2011

    Edinburgh's Festival season is not just a 'commercial jamboree', but an an opportunity to recapture the vision of peace in the human community.

  • 7 Aug 2011

    Every Quaker in Britain will be urged and supported to reduce their carbon footprint, under a plan adopted by the Annual Yearly Meeting.

  • 6 Aug 2011

    The case of a Christian midwife who refused to wear trousers has again drawn attention to debates over faith in the workplace. She had been asked to leave a high dependency unit when she came in wearing her own dress rather than the scrub uniform.