Category - resurrection

  • April 2, 2018

    Prior to this year, Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day last coincided in 1956 and will next do so in 2029.

  • April 5, 2015

    Savi Hensman reflects upon Jesus' encounter with a deeply disturbed and isolated man and poses questions as to its meaning for the church and society of our own time.

  • April 25, 2014

    Easter is not one day. It is not a week. Easter is not 40 days. Easter is actually a season of 50 days in the churches' calendar.

  • April 22, 2014

    The long religious and secular weekend is over. The Bank Holiday draws to an end and the liturgical celebrations of Easter reached their climax the day before yesterday. As Quakers do not keep these 'times and seasons', I find myself caught in a challenging no-woman's land at Easter and Christmas.

  • May 21, 2011

    A cultural event sponsored by the Church of Scotland and taking place on 'Assembly Sunday' — May 22nd, 2011 — will seek to illustrate the connections between the Kirk, Scottish Christianity and the life of the wider community.

  • April 28, 2011

    With Easter Sunday this year coinciding for the first time with the memorial day for the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Harry Hagopian explores a painful history and asks how, in the present and future, those who inherit the mantle of the victims can move forward to discover new life.

  • April 25, 2011

    If you're not convinced that Anzac Day in New Zealand bears the hallmarks of fundamentalist religious belief, try questioning anything about the state's most holy day and feel the vitriolic reaction, says Sande Ramage, exploring the myths around Easter and Anzac, which coincide in 2011.

  • April 24, 2011

    Through the Gospel of resurrection, says Savi Hensman, God is not just a remote ruler, but intimately present, able to empower the despairing and defeated so that they can play their part in transforming the world.

  • April 24, 2011

    In his Easter Sunday homily, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, has encouraged people to celebrate life while tackling injustice and death.

  • April 22, 2011

    Christians agree that the death and resurrection of Jesus is central to their faith. But as soon as we try to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’, it becomes much more difficult to articulate this belief. Alison Goodlad suggests that the evocation of poet R. S. Thomas is among the imaginative resources that construe meaning with vitality, while 'leaving the reason torn'.