Savi Hensman's blog

Student leader’s sedition charge for defending Indian Constitution

A student leader from  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been charged with sedition after refusing to give in to India’s far right.

Reform’s ‘working welfare’ would undermine, not assist, recovery

The right-wing think-tank Reform, in its report Working welfare: a radically new approach to sickness and disability benefits,  has ur

Challenging idolatry and not standing by

'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).

Anglican unity, homophobic prejudice and religious violence

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised “the unity that was so remarkably shown” at a controversial gathering of Anglican primates the pr

Anglican leaders meet amidst talk of split over sexuality

A split in the Anglican Communion would be a failure though not a disaster, said the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on BBC Radio 4's Today progr

Church of England seesaws on LGBT inclusion

Church of England leaders have signalled both welcome and rejection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families and friends in the same week.

Constant insecurity for council tenants will be costly

The UK government plans to scrap lifetime tenancies for new council tenants.

Misleading anti-Muslim Sun headline smears Daesh/ISIL opponents

A Sun campaign stirring up fear and hatred of British Muslims has twisted survey results to cause alarm.

The WCA's devastating effect on public health

A controversial ‘fitness for work’ test has almost certainly had a devastating impact on public health in England, new research suggests.

Tackling terror: a human rights approach

There have been various reactions in London to the horrific attacks in Paris on 13 November, including sorrow, anger and prayer.