Race and Identity

  • 9 Feb 2009

    The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, will tomorrow (10 February) support proposals forbidding Church of England clergy and lay staff joining racist organisations.

  • 8 Feb 2009

    Concerns are being expressed about a significant rise in anti-semitic attacks and harassment in Britain. Some 270 cases have been reported in 2009, according to information from the Community Security Trust.

  • 4 Feb 2009

    In the grey zone, we are all both victims and perpetrators, says Giles Fraser, who has visited one of the major sites of the slave trade. In the grey zone, morality is no longer simple. We need honesty, wisdom and divine mercy to face the facts hopefully.

  • 4 Feb 2009

    An Israeli Jewish leader has welcomed Pope Benedict's support for a statement condemning Holocaust denial, but a German leader says the issue of the reinstatement of an anti-Semitic bishop is not resolved.

  • 2 Feb 2009

    Black church leaders in the United Kingdom believe that the ethos of hope and positivity generated by the 'Obama generation' in the USA, with the advent of the new president, can benefit people here.

  • 2 Feb 2009

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be among the guests at the commemorative service for a notable eighteenth century social reformer and anti-slavery activist planned for next week.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    A brand new service from the religion and society thinktank Ekklesia details what's on the agenda in the next four weeks with regard to religion and public life.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    Pope Benedict says he has full solidarity with Jewish people and warns against Holocaust denial, following outrage at his reinstatement of an excommunicated bishop who says there were no gas chambers.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.

  • 26 Jan 2009

    Thousands of people across Britain will join more events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow. The annual day commemorates victims of Nazi persecution and those murdered in subsequent genocides.