Category - Religion

  • 27 Aug 2015

    One of Britain's most senior educationists has asked the Principal of the University of Stirling to maintain its globally-recognised religious studies programme.

  • 26 Aug 2015

    The Universities and Colleges Union, along with our friends at the Critical Religion Association, the independent network of scholars with whom we collaborate, have created a petition through 38 Degrees to seek an end to threats of closure hanging over the world class Religion Department at the University of Stirling. You can read, sign and share it here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-religion-programme-at-stirli...

  • 23 Aug 2015

    In just 72 hours, hundreds of messages have been transmitted in opposition to the University of Stirling's proposal to close its programme on religion with immediate impact [see links below].

  • 22 Aug 2015

    The University of Stirling’s plans to close its globally-recognised teaching and research on religion in contemporary society is causing widespread concern.

  • 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.

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

  • 21 Jan 2015

    Nearly half (46 per cent) of Americans say they are more concerned about the government interfering with the ability of people to freely practice their religion, while an equal number (46 per cent) say they are more concerned about religious groups trying to pass laws that force their beliefs on others.

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Without in any way wanting to mitigate the horror, grief and shock of the murders in Paris, I am growing weary of the disingenuity of so many in the media disclaiming the potentially violent power of the pen and the image.

  • 6 Jan 2015

    The chair of an All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Uncertainties has praised a new report which wants to improve religious literacy in a diverse world.

  • 1 Dec 2014

    Karen Armstrong, whose new book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence invites far more subtle understanding of the relationship between faith and fratricide globally, has written a characteristically thoughtful piece on IS/ISIS for The New Statesman magazine: 'Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism'.