Culture and Review

  • December 8, 2010

    Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is a huge and valuable theologically-rooted ethical resource, says Simon Barrow, reporting on a new CST website. Despite areas of significant debate / disagreement in the bio-ethical sphere, and necessarily tough questions about the Church's performance and stance in a number of areas, CST is a huge contribution to human social understanding and moral discourse, both within and well beyond Catholic institutions.

  • December 6, 2010

    Natividad Llanquileo is a young woman from the Mapuche people, an indigenous group that makes up some four per cent of the Chilean population. She is also the youngest representative of the Mapuche political prisoners in Concepción. Alberto Dufey hears her story, and that of her people.

  • November 30, 2010

    A community group in Hoylake, Wirral, will this Christmas be projecting the radical 1964 Pasolini film about the life of Christ onto a church in the town’s High Street.

  • November 9, 2010

    Jericho, made famous in the Bible and one of the earth's lowest and oldest inhabited cities, has begun a year-long celebration of its 10,000th anniversary.

  • October 29, 2010

    Residents of Bristol are being challenged to confront the reality of human trafficking through the Unchosen festival - a series of films exploring the issue.

  • October 29, 2010

    A film about 400 people on a Pacific atoll threatened by climate change, has won a prize commemorating East Germany's 1989 "peaceful revolution".

  • October 19, 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • October 17, 2010

    Party conferences, at least for the 'big three', have become an elaborate ritual for the faithful, says Simon Barrow. But their well-spun manoeuvres have little to do with the 'new politics', let alone the harsh word of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

  • October 13, 2010

    The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2010 has been given to the Australian-directed documentary ‘The Garden at the End of the World’.

  • October 4, 2010

    The recent Pew Forum report on religious literacy, or the lack of it, in the United States contains some new and some not-so-new trends, says Martin E. Marty. Above all, it is is a wake-up call for those who value belief seeking understanding.