• May 7, 2015

    On the eve of the election, 650 stories from people at the sharp end of austerity were read aloud in a live performance, as part of artist-activist Liz Crow’s Figures project.

  • September 17, 2013

    Last week, Newsnight editor Ian Katz mistakenly made public a Twitter comment intended to be private. In describing the shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury as “boring, snoring Rachel Reeves”, he went beyond embarrassing himself and his programme, he pointed up a tendency which diminishes a great deal more than politics.

  • August 18, 2013

    Sacred Earth offers a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity - one that is under pressure or even threat in many parts of the globe at the moment. Welcoming the artistic production, Simon Barrow looks at the philosophy, art and indeed theology that may underpin a respect for the world and the relations embodied in it.

  • July 30, 2013

    More than 50 dancers aged 18-75 will surprise passers-by with a flamenco flashmob on 1 August as part of opening events for the 2013 Just Festival.

  • December 3, 2012

    In today's world we face a vast range of human practices which are overlapping and do not function as religious or secular solely or discreetly, says Francis Stewart. He illustrates this in relation to his extensive research into punk music.

  • December 2, 2012

    Eighty people came to Glasgow University Chapel for the launch of two important new books on religion on 21 November 2012.

  • August 22, 2012

    As government becomes more technocratic and anonymous, and as recession and financial chaos makes people angry and suspicious towards the political class, the need to be seen to be “where people are” and to shape public mood through cultural activity large and small is here to stay, says Simon Barrow.

  • August 4, 2012

    The St John's murals, now in their thirtieth year, are now a vital and unusual part of the heritage of St John's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, the Festival of Spirituality and Peace's principal venue and partner.

  • July 11, 2012

    The UN's World Heritage Committee has condemned the destruction of mausoleums sacred to the Sufi strain of Islam in the African nation of Mali.

  • June 4, 2012

    Almost thirty years ago, I went to the Yorkshire Dales with a group of friends to undertake an ascent of the Three Peaks. Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough make for a stiff day's walking. But we were very young and the challenge of quantity was more significant to us than the quality of more leisured ascent.