Savi Hensman's blog

Scottish churches advance towards marrying same-sex couples

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

Violating human rights could worsen terrorism risk

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has said she wants to bring in tough new measures in response to t

Terror attacks and protection of civilians during conflict

"Persons taking no active part in the hostilities... shall in all circumstances be treated
humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith,

The Conservative manifesto: signalling left, hurtling right

The 2017 Conservative Manifesto has been widely discu

Conservatives’ social care U-turn leaves mistrust and uncertainty

After dismay from voters at Conservative Manifesto plans for social care, Theresa May, the party leader and current Prime Minister, has backed down.

Many more to fund own social care if Conservatives win

Many people will lose the right to council help to pay for their social care if the Conservatives win the general election.

NHS prescribing restrictions and tax cuts for the rich

NHS prescribing may be further restricted, forcing yet more patients to buy medical products or, if they cannot afford this, to go without.

Re-enchanting the Activist - book review

Re-enchanting the Activist: Spirituality and Social Change by Keith Hebden, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016; £8.99

Being Sheffield’s bishop and the limits of inequality

Philip North, who had been chosen as Bishop of Sheffield, has withdrawn after intense controversy.

Lent and resistance in troubled times

Many Christians throughout the world are observing Lent, traditionally a season of spiritual reflection, self-discipline and repentance.