Category - secular

  • 25 Oct 2013

    Scotland is getting it wrong. This is the bold assertion of Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish, a passionate polemic on Scottish culture, society and politics (including key issues like land reform) by award-winning journalist Lesley Riddoch.

  • 13 Aug 2012

    Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh (3-27 August 2012) is an Interfaith and intercultural event; there are Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Daoist events, for example, as well as artists from every contintent but Antarctica, reports Katie MacFadyen. But what is the relationship between 'interfaith' and 'no faith'? Where do Secular Humanists fall in this atmosphere of inclusivity?

  • 13 Feb 2012

    The Socialist front-runner in the race for the French presidency wants the separation of church and state to be put directly into the constitution.

  • 5 Feb 2012

    Humanist and secularist organisations have accused the European Union of denying them equal treatment compared to the continent's Christian churches.

  • 13 Sep 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.

  • 27 Jan 2011

    A major conference on race, religion, secularity and public policy is taking place at the University of East London on Thursday 27 January 2011, organised by the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) and the Runnymede Trust. Ekklesia is among the presenting agencies.

  • 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.

  • 21 Oct 2010

    The problem for Christians today is not primarily 'aggressive secularism', but the confusion of Christianity with power, says Simon Barrow. That and the the distortion of public debate about religiosity and secularity into a false dichotomy between dominating belief or privatised belief. A better way is needed - based on living by example, not the lust for control.

  • 24 May 2010

    The leading figure in the Church of Scotland has marked the 450th anniversary of the Reformation by urging the Kirk to continue reforming and to face the new secular challenge.

  • 15 Jan 2010

    Ekklesia's new co-director, Symon Hill, who joined the team as an associate last year, has a busy weekend ahead of him, starting with a discussion on faith and secularism in London tomorrow.