Religion’s most important contribution to the developing field of artificial intelligence could be to shoot down grandiose dreams of super-intelligent robots walking among us or humans transcending their bodies.
Pope says urgent action needed to save the planet; Church Commissioners opt out of net zero by 2030 deadline; House of Commons says action against Uyghur Muslims is genocide; Algerian professor and Sufi expert jailed for offending Islam
Church of England must act now to end racism or people will leave; British Jewish community “can do better” on race and prejudice; Ban on gay conversion therapy in Northern Ireland includes prayer; American faith leaders hope George Floyd verdict will boost racial justice campaigns
The Church of England’s anti-racism taskforce is proposing 47 actions to change “a culture which tolerates racism”, including forcing shortlists ti have BAME candidates, mandatory anti racism training and creating full-time racial justice officers in every diocese.
A report from the Board of Deputies of British Jews recommends greater representation of black Jewish people in roles of responsibility and the inclusion of black history in Jewish schools.