history

  • 30 Jan 2014

    Facing the past is crucial to institutional and informal mechanisms for justice, reconciliation and conflict resolution, the WCC hears.

  • 14 Aug 2013

    'Weird name, wonderful play'. That's one verdict on Creepie Stool, which runs from 16-21August (then 26 Aug) at Just Festival in Edinburgh. Anna Schwoub reports.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    Bigotry, suspicion and sectarianism - how do they emerge in human relationships and in history? Anna Schwoub introduces a trio of plays at Just Festival 2013 that help to answer those questions, showing how history often resonates painfully in the insecurities of the present.

  • 5 Feb 2013

    Collections of books on anthropology, new religious movements, the history of Christian mission, various regions in Africa and Asia, and related subjects are being offered to interested libraries, institutions or individuals.

  • 17 Nov 2012

    Historians are inviting people to dig up stories about radical, dissenting Methodists in their family tree and share them on a new heritage website.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Missionaries in Palestine during the period from the First World War until the Israeli declaration of the state and the connected Palestinian Nakba of 1948 were determined, they continually argued, to stay out of the controversy and not take sides, Dr Michael Marten reminds us. But what do concepts of 'neutrality', 'fairness' and 'respect' mean in the midst of conflict, in complex lesions of history and in its writing? Tidiness may be convenient but damaging to both truthfulness and the search for justice.

  • 8 Jun 2011

    An acclaimed exhibit ending a four-month run in New York City has given art lovers the chance to explore a single theme, Christ as the Man of Sorrows, and the Venetian artistic tradition that gave it full flowering.

  • 21 Apr 2011

    The fifth annual Peace History Conference organised by Movement for the Abolition of War will take place at the Imperial War Museum on 13-14 May.

  • 10 Mar 2011

    Scholars from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are exploring the “globalisation” of Christian churches through a research project focusing on inter-regional dynamics and their effect on churches, particularly from the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s to the development of the WCC Programme to Combat Racism and other social justice emphases through the 1970s. The project has culminated in an international conference on the theme at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    From Pope Pius IX to Benedict XVI, the Vatican now has online 142 years of documents, including unofficial texts relating to the period during the Second World War.