Twenty years ago, many public commentators believed that religion was dead, or at least 'on the way out'. How wrong that proved. Simon Barrow looks at how the conversation about faith is deepening and broadening in the face of growing religious and non-religious diversity.
Abortion. The subject is chronically divisive, splitting countries, social groups, religious bodies and households alike. A new play, 'Sanctuary', takes a very human look at the issues, bound up in a two-handed performance about the fragility of relationship and the agony of decision. Anna Schwoub reports and profiles one of the key performance pieces at the 2013 Just Festival.
At the end of April 2013, the Rev Rachel Mann, author of Dazzling Darkness: Gender, sexuality, illness and God, gave the 5th Annual St Anselm Lecture, on the topic of social media and faith, at St Anselm Hall, University of Manchester.
Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime British ecumenical activist, the Rev Dr Keith Clements, has argued that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.
"Media, Faith and State post-Leveson" is the theme of a panel discussion on Tuesday 19 March 2003 in the Martin Hall, Edinburgh University School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.
A live performance, followed by a discussion, on the Life and Work of John Donne will take place at 4.15pm, Thursday 14 March 2013. Martin Hall, New College, the University of Edinburgh, EH1 2LX. The show is entitled 'The Monarch of Wit: a celebration of the life and mind of John Donne'.
A senior Christian theologian of religious plurality, Dr S. Wesley Ariarajah, has elaborated on central assertions of his new book 'Your God, My God, Our God' in a conversation facilitated at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva.
As in previous years, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the official ecumenical body for the churches in England, Scotland, Wales and both jurisdications in Ireland, is encouraging local study groups to meet and share their stories. Simon Barrow reports.
At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of honouring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours' ways are not so strange - says the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.