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 April 2024

Orthodox bishop knifed during live broadcast service in Sydney; Rwanda bill amendments supported by bishops are rejected by MPs; Soul Survivor former leaders say church silence on abuse must change

Religion news 15 April 2024

Pope warns against fuelling a spiral of violence in the Middle East; West End clergy horrified at proposal to criminalise rough sleepers;Leeds businessman starts up halal cat food company; Justin Welby and the Cheeky Pandas

Religion news 12 April 2024

Large Vaisakhi celebration in Gravesend planned for tomorrow; Catholic priest dies suddenly 17 days before being made a bishop; 5,000 expected at evangelical leaders’ conference in London on facing “distinct cultural moment”

Religion news 11 April 2024

Catholic bishops resist “intolerant imposition of a gender theory”; Church of England repeats apology after Soul Survivor leader’s film detailing abuse; PR company to large Jewish organisations goes bust

Religion news 10 April 2024

Sighting of crescent moon means Ramadan ends today; Vatican human dignity document “fails terribly” on transgender issue; Soul Survivor worship leader Matt Redman describes abuse by founder Mike Pilavachi

Religion news 8 April 2024

Rally in London synagogue for families of Israeli hostages; Jesuits say situation in Gaza is unacceptable, scandalous and shameful; Humanists UK challenges Guardian’s backing of Labour links with faith groups

Religion news 5 April 2024

Pope leads moment of silence for aid workers killed in Gaza; Board of Deputies condemns Tory MP for comments on pro-Israel extremist Lords; Football Association hosts iftar at Wembley; Solar eclipse heralding the end of the world

Religion news 4 April 2024

Palestinian American doctor walks out of Biden iftar meeting in protest at US arms to Israel; World Council of Churches condemns killing of Gaza aid workers; View from The Atlantic: The True Cost of the Church going Bust

Religion news 3 April 2024

Christian Aid repeats calls for ceasefire in Gaza after seven aid workers killed in Israeli strike; What next for interfaith work in Britain?; Trump backs “God Bless the USA Bible” – his favourite book

Religion news 2 April 2024

Easter message round up – it’s about love in action, service and sacrifice and hope of peace; Guardian in favour of Labour working with faith organisations; The Universe as a conscious creator replaces idea of supernatural God