Ruth Peacock

Ruth is the leader of the Religion Media Centre project and oversees its work. After studying theology and teaching RE, she trained as a journalist on a local paper, freelanced in print and radio and then joined the BBC, working in many news departments, including the main newsgathering desk. She also worked on the BBC’s move into the new W1 building and studied organisational change.

Written Content

Religion news 28 November 2023

Surgeon at Episcopalian hospital in Gaza tells story of horror; Pope said to be stable and improving from breathing difficulties; Faith Pavilion for Cop28

Religion news 27 November 2023

Antisemitism march in London largest since 1936; Al-Ahli hospital surgeon says this war is against children; Cathedral illuminations are drawing people into the light for Advent; Ofsted Chief Inspector critical of RE in schools

Religion news 24 November 2023

Music manuscripts from Auschwitz finished and performed at Sadlers Wells; Dutch far right election success “shocking for Muslims”; Suspended Soul Survivor senior pastor Andy Croft able to return to the ministry

Religion news 23 November 2023

Christian campaigners say autumn statement didn’t go far enough; £7million to combat antisemitism in the UK; Pope meets relatives of Israeli hostages

Religion news 22 November 2023

Christians Against Poverty appeals for immediate help for low income households; Franklin Graham prays with Netanyahu; Human Rights Watch says Muslims under threat in northern China; Argentina’s new president changes his tone and invites the Pope to visit

Religion news 21 November 2023

Interfaith week 2023 a “testing time” against a background of war; Calls for British businesses to recognise religious needs of employees; Church of Scotland closes church with 900 year history

Religion news 20 November 2023

CofE evangelicals announce alternative bishops against same sex blessings; TikTok told to “flip a switch” to counter antisemitism; Hindus celebrate the sun god in a vibrant festival near Northampton

Religion news 17 November 2023

King visits Lambeth Palace during interfaith week; Bristol Cathedral could be one of the first places to trial services for same sex blessings; Episcopalian Al Ahli hospital in Gaza reported to be under siege; TikTok Jesus offering good news makes creators a fortune

Religion news 16 November 2023

CofE trial services of blessing for same sex couples get the go ahead; Shadow faith minister and three prominent Muslim Labour MPs defy the party line on a ceasefire in Gaza; Jesuit Refugee Service welcomes Supreme Court ruling on Rwanda