Christian songs from around the globe mingled with the native bagpipes at welcoming ceremonies for Edinburgh 2010, a five-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference of 1910.
The Bishop of Liverpool says he is “in sympathy” with a move to allow religious same-sex partnerships. James Jones, a leading evangelical, seems to be undergoing a shift in his own views on sexuality over the past two years.
In the past, US social and political commentators overlooked revivalism as a source of radical critique of society, says Martin Marty. Now we need to notice that it is the radical evangelicalism of Jim Wallis and Sojourners which is offering a moral and values-based challenge to 'capitalist economics as usual'.
Opposition is growing to the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” recently proposed in Uganda. An increasing number of Christians are condemning the Bill but the Archbishop of Canterbury is facing criticism for not speaking out on the issue.