Culture and Review

  • 2 Nov 2013

    Former WCC General Secretary, Konrad Raiser, has discussed his new book Religion, Power, Politics at its tenth Assembly

  • 29 Oct 2013

    Over 200 international theology students of varied Christian traditions are participating in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute.

  • 19 Oct 2013

    In a collection of essays, former students of the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey share how their years at the Institute created some of their fondest memories.

  • 7 Sep 2013

    The World Council of Churches and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide.

  • 5 Sep 2013

    The Archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva have provided both research materials and a space for public consideration of “the ecumenical movement and Cold War politics”.

  • 4 Sep 2013

    Religion | Newswriters in the USA is inviting journalists in the United States to apply to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program. The scholarships give full-time journalists up to $5,000 to take any college religion courses at any accredited institution at any time.

  • 29 Aug 2013

    Young people of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths have recently created a unique community at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. Together they seek to break religious stereotypes, promote mutual respect and enhance their understanding of religions beyond the conflict paradigm.

  • 23 Aug 2013

    A book launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month reinforced debate on the theme of eco-theology in Latin America.

  • 21 Aug 2013

    One ForTen is a series of interactive documentary short films about innocence and death row. Directors’ Mark Pizzey and Will Francome visited Edinburgh recently as part of Just Festival to share the real stories of ten exonerees across the United States. Coralie Tapper reports and comments.

  • 21 Aug 2013

    If there had been a poll at the conversation on 'A Good Society' in Edinburgh recently, there is no doubt that notions such as equality, justice, hospitality, empathy, sharing and neighbourliness would have been at the heart of people's answers. Simon Barrow listens in on a passionate exchange between people of faith and practical concern.

  • 18 Aug 2013

    There is an extraordinary elliptical quality to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which has elevated the human spirit in both religious and non-religious terms over the centuries, says Simon Barrow, introducing a series of performances of the Cello Suites at Just Festival 2013.

  • 18 Aug 2013

    Sacred Earth offers a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity - one that is under pressure or even threat in many parts of the globe at the moment. Welcoming the artistic production, Simon Barrow looks at the philosophy, art and indeed theology that may underpin a respect for the world and the relations embodied in it.

  • 17 Aug 2013

    People in the Edinburgh area should look out for a unique opportunity to taste a process which gives a creative say about Scotland's future next Tuesday, 20th August, in the Thinking Together event put on jointly by So Say Scotland, Just Festival and the Quakers in Scotland.

  • 16 Aug 2013

    In recent years, practitioners engaged in the fields of mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding have begun to explore the role arts can play in helping communities to move from protracted conflict to just and sustainable peace. Theodora Hawksley reports on a significant research project in the area revolving around the potential and actual role of religion.

  • 15 Aug 2013

    On 11th September 1973, General Pinochet seized power in a vicious coup that led to the death of democratically elected President Salvadore Allende and resulted in the death and torture of many thousands of people. This is the 'other 9/11', points out Anna Schwoub, previewing the powerful and moving play Tejas Verdes.