Category - Family

  • May 25, 2011

    A workshop has been used in Cuba and other countries to get children involved in active peacemaking, reports Sarah Kim. Working in tandem with the United Nations, the Global Network of Religions for Children uses a curriculum that focuses on four ethical values: respect, empathy, reconciliation and responsibility.

  • October 2, 2010

    An inquiry into the challenges and opportunities of black families is set to shed new light on assumptions about race relations in Britain.

  • September 30, 2010

    The Law Society has claimed a victory for families after the High Court quashed the outcome of the tender round for new family legal aid contracts.

  • May 6, 2010

    For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.

  • May 5, 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • March 3, 2010

    Ed Balls will next week engage in a debate on family policy, which will suggest that Conservative ideas on tax breaks for married couples fail on fairness.

  • October 27, 2009

    A Church of Scotland minister is spearheading a St Andrew’s Day campaign to give the chance of a better future to Scottish children affected by poverty. The venture is launched today in Glasgow.

  • April 3, 2009

    New data from the Office of National Statistics shows that by 2031 three out of five adults in Britain may be unmarried. The shift reflects significant changes in social and family structure.

  • December 26, 2008

    Christmas is a good time to think again about our attitudes to children and about what happens to children in our societies, says Rowan Williams. Christians who recognise the infinite God in the vulnerability of a newborn baby have particular reason to do so.

  • September 22, 2008

    Senior representatives of the Vatican have used the annual Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue message to Muslims for the end of the month of Ramadan to urge the two faiths to work together in promoting family life.