Welcome to the Theology News Blog - an attempt to provide a 'one-stop shop' for all news stories, podcasts and TV programming related to religion, philosophy and the theory of knowledge (TOK). It grew out of a similar site created for GCSE and A-Level/IB students in students but is now being offered as an open-to-all resource. It will hopefully be of use to any and all with an interest in these subjects. For notification of all updates either follow us by email or on Twitter (@theologynews) by clicking on the links in the right-hand column. For my own theological writing, please follow the link in the right-hand column to my other blog.
Friday, 3 February 2012
Listen to: 'Sunday 29.01.12'
Edward Stourton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar.
It's the 40th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday killings which marked a turning point in the Northern Ireland Troubles. Mary Colwell looks back at testimonies from some of the victims' families and Eamonn McCann talks about today's commemorations by Catholics and Protestants.
The General Synod debates the issue of women Bishops at its February meeting - Kevin Bocquet reports.
Egypt marks the first anniversary of the uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak this week. But the power struggle between Islamists, young revolutionaries and the military continues - so what will be the shape of the political and religious landscape in the future? Edward talks to middle East expert Dr Omar Ashour.
Are religious freedoms being ignored by the courts? Philosophy Professor Roger Trigg says judges are giving them lower priority than other issues such as equality cases. He joins Edward and legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg to discuss.
Inayat Bunglawala appeared at the Leveson Inquiry to present evidence on representations of Islam and Muslims in the British media this week. His ENGAGE group is the only Muslim organisation to date have been invited to the inquiry on this subject. He discusses how Muslims are portrayed in the media with Edward and Trevor Kavanagh of The Sun newspaper.