Community and Family

  • 25 May 2011

    This week, the Church of Scotland has been discussing a specially commissioned report on Same Sex Relationships and the Ministry at its General Assembly in Edinburgh. Alison Jasper from the University of Stirling unpacks the issues, as part of the Critical Religion series.

  • 25 May 2011

    A workshop has been used in Cuba and other countries to get children involved in active peacemaking, reports Sarah Kim. Working in tandem with the United Nations, the Global Network of Religions for Children uses a curriculum that focuses on four ethical values: respect, empathy, reconciliation and responsibility.

  • 20 May 2011

    Both Whole Life Sports and Women’s Centre are efforts to bring peace to the family and community and to collaborate with churches in healing social and societal wounds in Jamaica. Mark Beach reports from the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in the capital, Kingston.

  • 13 May 2011

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders reports 9,100 repossessions in the first quarter of 2011, a rise of 15 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2010.

  • 13 May 2011

    Twelve-year-old Tia Rigg was raped and murdered by her uncle, John Maden, in April 2010. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment. In May 2011, a serious case review identified major failings on the part of Salford social services and other agencies.

  • 11 May 2011

    LGCM has called on all people of good will, including UK Christians, to oppose the "deeply flawed, inhumane and unjust" Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda.

  • 11 May 2011

    The difficulties negotiated and the sacrifices made by many disabled and ill people in getting to London to join the Hardest Hit march against government cuts has been inspiring.

  • 11 May 2011

    Today (11 May 2011) Ekklesia is highlighting the contents of a research paper which maps out the contours of the government's revolution in Britain’s benefits and welfare system - one that hits the mo

  • 11 May 2011
  • 11 May 2011

    The Government plans to cut billions from support for disabled people and their families. Indeed, swingeing reductions, made worse by the 'economies' being imposed on and by local council, have already begun.