• October 2, 2020

    A new report has warned that equality law is failing to protect the non-religious and members of religious minorities from discrimination.

  • February 10, 2020

    The Welsh Government’s decision to remove the parental right to withdraw children from religious education lessons threatens to jeopardise the freedom of religion or belief and could lead to legitimate legal challenges, according to an expert in human rights law.

  • December 8, 2019

    Using  a new law, Singapore’s authoritieshave  issued two directives ordering 'corrections' to Facebook posts by a journalist and an opposition politician within the space of a week.

  • December 1, 2017

    Dozens of civil society experts and campaigners have been blocked from attending the World Trade Organisation summit in Argentina, with approved accreditation withdrawn at the last minute.

  • May 4, 2014

    Pluralism and respect for all are values threatened by the rise of Narendra Modi, said sculptor Anish Kapoor at a packed Westminster meeting.

  • April 25, 2014

    Supporters of far-right candidate Narendra Modi have condemned a college principal for speaking up for justice and the environment during India’s parliamentary election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained to the Electoral Commission about Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xavier’s College and a Jesuit priest.

  • June 21, 2013

    Exodus International, which for decades claimed to be able to change people’s sexual orientation, has apologised and is closing.

  • October 26, 2012

    The experience of being a new Facebook user prompts wider and deeper thoughts on 'friending', community and privacy for theologian Graeme Smith. Despite the promises of heavenly or earthly paradises made by ardent followers of this or that religious or political cause, all will become hellish if pluralism and therefore privacy is not protected and enhanced, he suggests.

  • June 10, 2012

    The nationalisms represented in the Eurovision Song Contest the European Football Championships and the Queen's Jubilee are of different shapes and levels of intensity, observes Graeme Smith, editor of the international journal Political Theology. What Christianity at its best offers is a vision of how we hold local commitments in a wider, plural context: because of Pentecost, in fact.

  • August 1, 2009

    Christians have moved from non-engagement to engagement in politics, says Simon Barrow, but often in domineering and selfish ways. To argue for church as alternative community is not to advocate either 'secularism' or 'religionism', but the recovery of authentic Christianity in a plural environment.