Roundup: Church allows gay ministers, worship and civilisation, technology and families, RE in a secular society
General assembly opens up prospects of church recognising civil partnerships for same-sex couples.
We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilisation.
The Christian community needs a better, more holistic understanding of how to manage existing and coming technological advances.
The role of the state in a multi-faith society, however, is to be neutral and fair with respect to the diversity of religious groups and other viewpoints within it, not favouring one over another, not being unduly influenced by any viewpoint, but deciding on what it deems best for its citizens and the society.