Jonathan Bartley's blog

We're sitting on a constitutional timebomb

On Sunday’s Big Questions (BBC1) I suggested that as a country we were sitting on a ‘constitutional timebomb’ – something which Republic has picked up here:

Learning from Otpor in Iran

In the context of the current protests in Iran, it is quite surprising that no one in the mainstream media has mentioned the example of the Otpor actions (Serbian for resistance) featuring many studen

Time to get equal

Before I had a son who uses a wheelchair, I have to confess I was pretty blind to accessibility issues.

It isn't just the BNP that has racist ideas

Putting aside my disappointment at once again not making the Queen’s Birthday Honours (that's sarcasm for those who might think I'm serious) I really enjoyed debating today on the Big Questions with

Are any of these your MP?

No, not more on their expenses. But there is a small window of opportunity to change the law so that asylum seekers can get better access to healthcare.

Why won't the churches address religious concerns about church schools?

Another classic case of people within the churches resorting to personal attacks rather than dealing with the issues around church schools being raised by other religious people.

Chalke: 'faith is the viagra of the people'

Another classic from Steve Chalke, founder of Faithworks, which may not go down well with some of his more conservative colleagues.

Resources for Armed Forces Day

Saturday 27 June 2009 is Britain's first Armed Forces Day, which is intended to become an annual celebration.

Nonviolence: A (Practical) Tool for Change

In July, our partners the Fellowship of Reconciliation are initiating a new project: a training weekend to give people practical skills in peacemaking and nonviolence.

64 words for Aung San Suu Kyi

A coalition of campaign groups has launched a major new campaign to put pressure on the Burmese Junta to release Aung San Suu Kyi before the Burmese elections.