Gender

  • December 7, 2013

    A Church of England working party report on sexuality suggests that clergy be allowed to hold public services to mark same-sex partnerships. Some critics have complained that allowing too much flexibility might seem to affirm what the church still officially regards as wrong.

  • November 16, 2013

    Men in their early 40s have the longest commutes in the UK, spending more than 67 minutes on average in getting to and from work every day.

  • November 15, 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • November 10, 2013

    Dr Agnes Abuom of Nairobi, from the Anglican Church of Kenya, has been elected Moderator of the WCC governing body.

  • October 29, 2013

    Participants from the global membership of the World Council of Churches have gathered for a Women and Men’s Pre-assembly programme.

  • August 11, 2013

    An afternoon of rebellion for women's rights and dignity was enjoyed by participants at Just Festival yesterday afternoon (Saturday 10th August), gathering at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh.

  • June 16, 2013

    A young woman from Botswana has called on churches to affirm the dignity of women amid the realities of HIV and AIDS and sexual violence.

  • February 15, 2013

    The One Billion Rising mass movement, involving an international day of action on 14 February 2013, has highlighted the need to tackle violence against women. It may require people of faith to look inwards as well as outwards.

  • February 14, 2013

    A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.

  • February 14, 2013

    The One Billion Rising global activist movement to end violence against women and girls has brought together people in over 200 countries to call for change.