Savi Hensman's blog

The NHS crisis: profit, power and humanity

An estimated 60,000 people marched for the NHS  thr

Remembering Sivanandan: social justice activist and thinker

Ambalavaner Sivanandan, an activist, thinker and novelist, died on 3 January 2018, aged 94.

Are extrajudicial killings UK policy?

The UK Defence Secretary, Gavin Willamson, has been widely criticised after apparently threatening to have citizens who fought for Isil/Daesh killed.

UK terror threat throws spotlight on India’s far right

UK cinemas have postponed the opening of an Indian film after a far-right politician threatened that cinemas screening it would be set ablaze.

Opposing caste discrimination in Britain

The British government is consulting on banning caste discrimination. This faces strong opposition from those who defend inequality.

Church sexuality report from 1970 increases pressure for change

Amidst wide media coverage of the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, a Church of England report on sexuality from that era has come to

Church of England shift towards accepting LGBTI people

Though the Church of England still discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, it recently shifted towards gre

Few British Christians think same-sex relationships 'always wrong'

Only a sixth of British Anglicans agree with the Church of England’s official view on same-sex relationships, the 2016 British Social Attitudes Survey re

Grenfell Tower tragedy throws a grim light on society’s values

The scale of the devastation caused by the Grenfell Tower fire is gradually emerging.

Scottish churches advance towards marrying same-sex couples

The Scottish Episcopal Church has agreed to allow clergy to marry same-sex couples in