Religion and Society

  • 18 Jun 2015

    Members of the Northern Friends Peace Board met in Glasgow on 13 June to discuss issues from community peacebuilding to the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • 17 Jun 2015

    An old man in the city of Kaduna in Northern Nigeria pointed to a barren, sun-baked plain and said: "When I was young there was a forest out there and if we were hungry we could just pick fruit of the trees or hunt wildlife, which was plentiful".

  • 17 Jun 2015

    The Christian Initiative Trust has announced the launch of its 2015 awards scheme, renamed simply ‘The Christian Initiative Trust Awards’ or ‘CIT Awards’ for short, and this year they’re bigger and better than ever before!

  • 15 Jun 2015

    The Scottish Episcopal Church has taken a major step towards letting same-sex couples marry in church. However the process of change will take at least two years. If and when final approval is given, priests will be allowed – but not required – to celebrate weddings between same-sex partners.

  • 11 Jun 2015

    Tony Campolo, an influential Christian speaker and writer, no longer regards same-sex partnerships as wrong. Several other well-known evangelicals in recent years have also changed their views on sexual ethics.

  • 10 Jun 2015

    This year's Methodist Conference will take place in Southport at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre from 25 June to 2 July. The Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church and meets annually to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world.

  • 9 Jun 2015

    A London nursery unlawfully discriminated by dismissing a worker after a chat with a colleague ended in hurt feelings, an employment tribunal found. The case of Sarah Mbuyi versus Newpark Childcare highlights the risks of workplace discussions on emotionally charged topics such as religion and sexuality.

  • 9 Jun 2015

    Religious leaders from the UK, US and Pakistan have called on the Pakistani authorities to halt the execution of a man convicted as a child, who witnesses have now testified is innocent.

  • 9 Jun 2015

    Issues surrounding the “disenchantment” of language in modern times are complex, writes Melanie Barbato from Ludwig Maximilians University. Shifts in how language is supposed to be used can tell a lot about power relations. But like other judgements that are called aesthetic, political, religious or rational, they are mingled with the myths we have come to hold true.

  • 8 Jun 2015

    At its Annual General Meeting in London on 6 June, Pax Christi celebrated women peacemakers and the work of its General Secretary, Pat Gaffney over 25 years.