Category - catholic

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The think-tanks Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have today published an open letter to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, from Catholics and people brought up in the Catholic faith who support its teaching on social justice and who are deeply critical of the government’s treatment of vulnerable and disabled people.

  • 2 Jul 2015

    The think-tanks Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have sent and published an open letter to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, from Catholics and people brought up in the Catholic faith who support its teaching on social justice and who are deeply critical of the government’s treatment of vulnerable and disabled people.

  • 15 Feb 2013

    2013 is set to be an important year for both the Catholic Church, which elects a new pope, and Croatia, which will become the 28th member of the European Union (EU), writes Alex Sakalis for openDemocracy. These two entities share a long history, with the former wielding significant, yet often ignored, influence on political life in the latter.

  • 11 Feb 2013

    Life in the European Union is one of continuing political negotiation. No political realist is surprised that national leaders constantly seek to protect and advance the interests of their country, says social theologian Dr Graeme Smith. The European Union is the place of permanent dialogue between different interests, and more substantially different political cultures, interestingly mirroring some different Protestant and Catholic instincts. Meanwhile, ecumenical lessons can help us to see why it's negotiation all the way, in a positive sense.

  • 23 Oct 2012

    The new PRRI report details how Catholic and unaffiliated Americans are responding to US presidential debates over issues like taxes and social programmes.

  • 13 Jul 2012

    Church leaders in Brazil have been debating the latest census data that show decline in numbers of Roman Catholics and an increase in evangelicals.

  • 21 Apr 2012

    Belief in God is slowly declining in most countries around the world, but persists or grows most in developing countries and Catholic societies.

  • 31 Jan 2012

    The Church of Scotland has joined leading charities, faith groups and trade unions in urging Scottish MPs to uphold the Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill.

  • 8 May 2011

    The Catholic Church is seriously, possibly terminally ill and only an honest diagnosis and radical therapy will cure it, says a leading theologian.

  • 9 Nov 2010

    The University of Notre Dame in the USA is inaugurating a major cross-cultural research project on 'contending modernities', religious and secular.