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 16 May 2024

Religion is a factor in how people vote and needs more research; Isle of Man moves closer towards allowing assisted dying; Gleaming gold spire renovated to dramatic effect

Religion news 15 May 2024

Election data shows people who are religiously affiliated are more likely to vote; 34 British rabbis call on Israel to halt Rafah attack; Top business leaders join campaign for high quality RE in schools

Religion news 14 May 2024

Church of Ireland synod suspended after protests in front of the Archbishop; Jewish university chaplains dealing with “relentless barrage of antisemitism”; Catholic bishop deeply alarmed at proposed abortion changes

Religion news 13 May 2024

LibDems reported to Equality watchdog as candidate faces de-selection over Christian same sex views; Pope appeals for exchange of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war; Taylor Swift church service attracts thousands

Religion news 10 May 2024

University vice chancellors told to take zero tolerance approach to antisetimism; Security courses for faith groups rolled out by Home Office; Editor Paul Handley announces retirement from the Church Times

Religion news 9 May 2024

Three men in court charged with killing Sikh separatist in Canada; Report on pregnant CofE clergy reveals bullying and lack of pay; MPs pledge support for the proposed Holocaust Memorial next to parliament

Religion news 8 May 2024

Prime Minister demands urgent action at “unacceptable rise of antisemitism” on university campuses; “Muslim Vote” makes 18 demands on Labour to win back voters; Bear Grylls helps baptise Russell Brand

Religion news 7 May 2024

BBC commissioners “remain committed to religious content”; Putin and Zelensky issue Orthodox Easter messages; Pope sends message to thousands of Alpha evangelical leaders at a Royal Albert Hall conference

Religion news 3 May 2024

United Methodist Church reverses condemnation of homosexuality; Toolkit to advance the teaching of religion and worldviews in schools; Kate Forbes withdraws from leadership bid but “made it possible to do God in politics”.

Religion news 2 May 2024

United Methodists remove ban on gay clergy; Government consultation on lifting 50 per cent cap on faith schools intake; Jubilee Church community mourning 14-year-old boy killed in sword attack;