• July 14, 2011

    Civic bodies and churches in Scotland have been challenged by a priest living with HIV to face up to the stigma and prejudice surrounding AIDS.

  • June 14, 2011

    Disabled people in Britain are facing increasing hostility, a survey revealed in May 2011. The poll was carried out by ComRes for the charity Scope. 56 per cent of the disabled people surveyed said they had experienced hostility, aggression or violence from a stranger because of their condition or impairment, and 58 per cent thought others did not believe that they were disabled. 37 per cent said people’s attitudes towards them have got worse over the past year, while just 15 per cent felt that attitudes had improved.

  • June 8, 2011

    Helping others with their burdens is not a matter of prescriptive advice based on dogma or prejudice, or trying to take charge of others’ lives, says Savi Hensman, drawing deeply on Christian scriptural wisdom. Instead it involves being willing to listen, learn and engage.

  • November 6, 2009

    Campaigners on HIV and AIDS have welcomed a decision by President Barack Obama to remove US entry restrictions based on HIV status and want others to follow his example.

  • June 17, 2009

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said he wants sectarianism stamped out in Scotland. The debate about bigotry has been a long one.

  • January 30, 2009

    Religious leaders have joined the World Health Organisation in calling for an end to the common misuse of the word "leper", which they believe has become a deeply discriminatory and damaging term.

  • December 4, 2007

    Religious prejudice has hampered HIV prevention and treatment around the world, but faith groups are also a key part of the solution.

  • October 30, 2007
  • October 21, 2007

    The latest controversy over Martin Amis's comments about Islam illustrates how ignorant our debate on identity has become, writes Sunny Hundal.

  • August 24, 2007

    An international interfaith conference on HIV/AIDS held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has called on religious leaders throughout the world to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.