Values

  • 25 Aug 2013

    Change is about structures, policies and politics, for sure. As a thinktank looking specifically at how belief and values can impact the arena of hard choices, we are the first to recognise that.

  • 6 Aug 2013

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in subjects exploring religion.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    The US Presidential election was a disaster for the religious right, which had again tied its faith to the partisan political agenda of the Republican Party, says Jim Wallis, CEO of the progressive evangelical Sojourners magazine and movement. Research into shifting populations and voting patterns shows why the religious right’s leaders will no longer be able to control or easily co-opt the meaning of the term “evangelical,” he argues. There is a new, diverse coalition for a new America emerging, and a changing evangelical demographic is a central part of that.

  • 2 Nov 2012

    Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consistency in the faith community to hypocrisy, says Jim Wallis. One of the reasons the fastest growing demographic in religious affiliation surveys is now “none of the above” is that too many people see more religious hypocrisy than consistency. In this reflection, the CEO of of Sojourners in the USA argues that evangelicals, in particular, are apt to get their values in a muddle in the political arena, not least by ignoring or sidelining the huge biblical emphasis on concern for the poor and vulnerable as a criterion for looking at the impact of human endeavour.

  • 17 Oct 2012

    Two weeks before the US presidential election, the Public Religion Research Institute will release its annual American Values Survey.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    St Paul’s Institute yesterday released their long-awaited 'Value and Values' report, based on a survey of 515 financial professionals working in the City.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    I have just registered as a participant on Globethics.net - a global network of people and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library.

  • 20 Feb 2010

    Ethics. Ah yes, a county just outside London, the old joke goes. But seriously, ethical discussion in Britain is remarkably thin at the moment. That's why a new initiative to stimulate proper debate, launched today, has the potential to be so refreshing.

  • 27 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia is an independent think-tank. It examines the social, political and cultural role of religion, beliefs and values in a creatively critical way.