resurrection

  • 2 Apr 2010

    Ecumenical leaders are renewing their call for a common annual date for the Easter celebration of the life-giving triumph of God in Christ over destruction and death.

  • 1 Apr 2010

    Back in 2000 I was honoured to be part of a British and Irish churches' team supporting an interreligious peace delegation from Sri Lanka on a visit to build solidarity links here. One of the participants was Duleep de Chickera, now Anglican Bishop of Colombo. A remarkable man, his 2010 Easter message of hope has a resonance both within and beyond the particular tragedies of Sri Lanka.

  • 12 Apr 2009

    The resurrection of Christ is not an argument to be had but a life to be lived, says Rowan Williams. We need to hear what is so often the question that's really being asked when people ask, 'How do you know?'

  • 9 Apr 2009

    In his Easter message the Rev Stephen Poxon, President of the Methodist Conference in Britain, has spoken of the emotions of Easter in a world traumatised by conflict and certainty.

  • 6 Dec 2008

    Lebanon-based Armenian Orthodox leader Aram I has at a Vatican meeting with Pope Benedict XVI proposed that the world's churches set a common date for Easter, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    The celebration of Easter challenges human beings to accept death without delusion, but it also seeks to challenge our acceptance that death is without hope and the end to all meaning, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    Easter is not about some nasty death cult where a blood sacrifice must be paid to appease an angry God, says Giles Fraser. The crucifixion reveals human death-dealing at its worst and the resurrection offers a new start, refusing the logic of scapegoating.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    Today's world "lives with death and resurrection in many ways and in many places", says the president of the Methodist Conference in Britain. The duty of the church is to be with them in this and to point to the hope of the gospel.

  • 20 Mar 2008

    The modern temptation is to dismiss resurrection as fantasy or reduce it to spiritualised sophistry, says Simon Barrow. The shape of the core Christian hope is both more substantial and more subtle than that.

  • 6 Jun 2007

    The HQ of the Archbishop of Canterbury has described a headline in the Times newspaper as “completely misleading” in suggesting a report had declared the Bishop of Southwark drunk in a 2006 Christmas Party incident.