• May 3, 2007

    We got a gentle chiding from the Church of England media office over our comments about the accusations that religion is being excluded from BBC Radio 1

  • May 3, 2007

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  • April 27, 2007

    In the debate about Thought for the Day, there's a difference between creating space for spirituality ('spirited takes' on life, you might say) and stranded or sealed "religious broadcasting".

  • April 27, 2007

    Simon Barrow suggests that how the churches see their engagement with culture, including spaces like the BBC's Thought for The Day, is shaped by the question about how God has been turned into an artefact under Christendom.

  • April 27, 2007

    The church looking for ‘God slots’ in relation to culture is like religion seeking a ‘God of the gaps’ in relation to science: a huge mistake. The Gospel points us elsewhere.

  • April 26, 2007

    John Ruffle was rather, er, ruffled that his comment on our news story about the C of E and the BBC got removed.

  • April 25, 2007

    A Church of England and a Roman Catholic Bishop have called on the BBC to 'include religion' on Radio 1, saying that the current state of affairs is the 'most striking exclusion of religion from the BBC 's output'.

  • April 23, 2007

    The BBC website has featured Ekklesia's call that "the English should celebrate their role as global citizens and not as 'narrow nationalists' on the patron saint's day."

  • April 20, 2007

    BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day reflection spot could be opened up to the non-religious as well as the religious, argues one of its Christian contributors. Jonathan Bartley says it can help people to listen to one another better.

  • April 10, 2007

    Jonathan Bartley's BBC Radio 4 Thought for the Day this morning looked at how 'acts of grace' take on a political role - specifically in relation to the Iran captives saga.