Savi Hensman's blog

Johnson, Bannon, burqas and a struggling UK state

A leading UK politician’s refusal to apologise for stoking anti-Muslim prejudice has made the headlines.

Dangerous drive for ‘work’ at all costs continues, despite evidence

Social security ‘reforms’ have failed, even on their own terms.

Not learning from the past in Sri Lanka and beyond

In July 1983, Sri Lanka was engulfed by violence.

Huge anti-Trump protests but no room for complacency

A visit by the US president, Donald Trump, on 13 July 2018, sparked huge protests in the UK.

Saving the NHS – and ‘bright ideas’ that might wreck it

The UK’s National Health Service is severely u

The struggle for safe, sustainable public services

The UK state is temporarily renationalising the

Bishop’s call to deny communion defies church on LGBTI welcome

The Bishop of Maidstone, Rod Thomas, has encouraged clergy not to be too ready to give communion to people who are ‘unworthy’ because of their same-se

Brazilian Anglicans’ ‘yes’ to marrying same-sex couples

The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil has decided to open up church marriage to same-sex couples.

Warmongering versus faith as Trump ditches Iran deal and moves US embassy

President Donald Trump has denounced Iran and withdrawn from an agreement aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons.

Life-threatening human rights violations a UK norm?

An anorexic mother-of-four was found dead in her freezing home after her benefits were stopped.