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.
The new coalition of evangelical and Anglo-Catholic parishes launched within the Church of England, claiming to uphold the "traditional biblical view" on homosexuality was unlikley to have been considered in times gone by, says Jonathan Bartley
Destructive division and disunity among Christians, not least evangelicals, is not merely a 'church matter', says David Coffey. It is a counter-witness which contributes to terrible division and sometimes violence in the world.
Both believers (not least evangelical Christians) and non-believers are having a hard time pinning Barack Obama's faith down, says Martin Davis. This is because he is redrawing the dialogue about religion in the US.