language

  • 14 Nov 2013

    The sixth and final presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November 2013.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    The fifth presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on 12 November 2013.

  • 12 Nov 2013

    The fourth lecture in Dr Rowan Williams' Gifford Lecture series, "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language", was given on Monday 11 November 2013 at the University of Edinburgh.

  • 7 Nov 2013

    In his second of six Gifford Lectures on Tuesday 5 November 2013, Dr Rowan Williams landed some rather effective blows on a deterministic view of language, which renders free will obsolete and ends up

  • 5 Nov 2013

    It was good to see Dr Rowan Williams back in his element yesterday (4 November 2013), giving the first of his six Gifford Lectures on 'Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language'.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is delivering six lectures as part of the prestigious University of Edinburgh Gifford Lecture series this month. The first was last night and the second is tonight (5 November 2013).

  • 23 May 2013

    The government is using many of the classic tools of propaganda to influence our thinking about 'welfare' and those who receive it, says Jill Segger. She argues that we need to turn again to the real meaning of Jesus' transformative relationships with the despised.

  • 23 May 2013

    A Justice Forum on welfare and benefit reform, the first of a series organised by the Diocese of Oxford,took place today (23 May) at the Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford.

  • 23 Jan 2012

    Everywhere we look see and hear the phrase “The Sick and Disabled”. It is as if somehow 'these people' are a separate commodity - other than us, says Karen McAndrew. A breed apart. Seeing ‘them’ like this is what allows politicians and journalists to discuss ‘their’ future in terms of statistics. Talking of ‘them’ in these terms makes it easier for people to dissociate and thereby give consent for actions which will have an adverse effect. The arguments over the deeply flawed Welfare Reform Bill are a clear example of this. The Spartacus campaign is a key part of the much-needed reversal.

  • 23 Sep 2010

    Research by the Methodist Church in Britain has found that at least 89 of their local churches hold regular worship in languages other than English and Welsh.