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 29 March 2022

59 religious sites damaged or obliterated in the war in Ukraine; Survivors of abuse in Canada’s residential schools fail to win Papal apology; American report confirms faith leaders’ role in promoting vaccinations

Religion news 28 March 2022

Pope says the present and the future; Another holocaust site blasted in Ukraine war; 80-year-old vicar has climate change conviction quashed; Jesus College master astonished that monument to slave trader can stay

Religion news 25 March 2022

52 orphans rescued from Ukraine in Jewish led mercy mission; World wide Catholic gesture to pray for peace in Ukraine; Charities warn of human trafficking on Ukraine’s borders; Leading black church bishop supports independence for Jamaica

Religion news 24 March 2022

Orthodox leaders condemn Russia’s action in Ukraine; Christian charity warns of rising debt; Young, woke and Christian people demand to be heard; Memorial to slave trader at Jesus College Cambridge must remain

Religion news 23 March 2022

Ukraine people “became an army when they saw evil”; Holocaust survivor dies in rocket attack; Radio Maria director says Archangel Michael will protect Ukraine; Church leaders urge Chancellor to tackle cost of living crisis; Global faith leaders back safeguards for LGBTQ+ people

Religion news 22 March 2022

Patriarch Kirill repeats Russia and Ukraine are one nation; Orthodox Christians openly split over “Russian World”; Women become leaders in largest Islamic organisation in the world; Free speech row over Christian concern event at Oxford College

Religion news 21 March 2022

Archbishop of Canterbury has online conference with Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill; Dozens of religious leaders in Jerusalem call for peace; Ireland church leaders ask UK government to waive visas for Ukraine refugees

Religion news 18 March 2022

Archbishop of Canterbury has online conference with Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill; Dozens of religious leaders in Jerusalem call for peace; Ireland church leaders ask UK government to waive visas for Ukraine refugees

Religion news 17 March 2022

Campaigners’ joy as Nazanin Ratcliffe returns to UK; Pope meets Patriarch Kirill to press for a just peace in Ukraine; Churches in England deplore discrimination in refugee system; Lords reject moves to allow assisted dying; Ampleforth College rated inadequate after stories of sex and drugs