religion and politics

  • February 11, 2013

    Life in the European Union is one of continuing political negotiation. No political realist is surprised that national leaders constantly seek to protect and advance the interests of their country, says social theologian Dr Graeme Smith. The European Union is the place of permanent dialogue between different interests, and more substantially different political cultures, interestingly mirroring some different Protestant and Catholic instincts. Meanwhile, ecumenical lessons can help us to see why it's negotiation all the way, in a positive sense.

  • November 6, 2012

    A watchdog group has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for political violations.

  • November 6, 2012

    As polls indicate that the tight US presidential race is heading Barack Obama's way, the Republican Party is being accused of using religious scare tactics.

  • November 2, 2012

    With the US presidential election only a matter of days away, BBC Radio Scotland's 'Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross' programme will explore why religion is so important in American political life, and the extent to which religion and belief may impact the outcome of the electoral process.

  • October 14, 2012

    In The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, to be published on 25 October 2012, Aristotle Papanikolaou explores the question of whether Orthodox Christianity and liberal democracy are mutually exclusive worldviews.

  • September 2, 2012

    Barack Obama, says it's not his job to defend his Christian faith against doubters who suspect he's Muslim. Mitt Romney says his Mormonism is "integral".

  • February 9, 2012

    Egyptian Christian leaders say that while politics and religion are garnering most attention right now, urgent humanitarian needs must be addressed.

  • December 31, 2011

    The spiritual head of Nigeria's 70 million Muslims, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, has met with the current Nigerian President, a Christian, to discuss religious conflict.

  • October 17, 2011

    It is in the interplay between the ‘might’ of God (a substantial proportion of religiously conservative men and women) and Caesar (the military) that many indigenous Christian communities need to negotiate amid the complexities of the Middle East and North Africa today, says Harry Hagopian. In which direction should they seek a path to security?

  • May 24, 2011

    PM David Cameron's comments about Christianity and politics this week have led to strong criticism about the impact of his policies on the most vulnerable.