Category - Religion

  • November 3, 2011

    Faith-based bodies should use their constituencies to uphold human rights and dignity as part of their core mission, say African rights defenders.

  • November 3, 2011

    A new publication, launched by a former Bishop of Oxford and others, examines religious and ethical components to conscientious objection.

  • October 27, 2011

    Clare Amos, a member of the Church of England, is the new World Council of Churches programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.

  • October 14, 2011

    A major interfaith symposium in Tokyo has urged further 'Thinking about Natural Disasters and Religion: Looking for Another Way of Living'.

  • October 12, 2011

    As Egypt approaches the anniversary of the overthrow of former president Mubarak, the country still finds itself torn by sectarian violence.

  • September 13, 2011

    Classifying communities and their practices and values as ‘religious’ often has the effect of marginalising them from the mainstream of public debates on justice and the proper ends of the good life, says scholar Timothy Fitzgerald. Such classification has the effect of clothing secular reason with the misleading aura of neutral objectivity, he suggests.

  • September 12, 2011

    A call for solidarity with the poor has been delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from across the world by the WCC.

  • September 2, 2011

    The recent disturbances in England show that fundamental issues concerning the legitimation of government, social justice, and societal stability need to be addressed ever more urgently, says Professor Richard Roberts. He argues that scholars of religion should not simply remain reluctant but paid tools of an industrialised system of defective socialisation that initiates students into informed passivity, but rather the source of a truly critical discourse that broadens the imagination and enhances personal agency.

  • August 22, 2011

    The visit to Britain of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, from the Cordoba Initiative in New York, resonates not just with our reflections on the impending tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but with the continuing quest for interreligious understanding in a conflictual world, says Professor Hugh Goddard.

  • July 15, 2011

    This weekend I am speaking alongside others at a conference on 'The Place of Religion in Public Life', bringing together Humanist, Christian and Muslim contributors to a day of discussion about negoti