Savi Hensman's blog

Indians divided as Dadri murder shows hatred’s corrupting power

The brutal murder of a Muslim in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, has exposed deep national divisions, including among Hindus.

Anger and admiration as India’s far-right leader Modi visits USA

Admirers and protesters have mobilised as India’s far-right Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the USA.

Canadian Anglicans make theological case for marrying same-sex couples

There is a strong theological case for the marriage of same-sex couples, according to a new report.

Rallying for refugees and the workings of the Spirit

On Saturday 12 September, right across Europe, many thousands gathered and marched to welcome refugees and urge their governments to offer more support.

Faslane extravagance means net job losses and a threat to security

George Osborne, the UK chancellor, announced that £500 million is to be spent on a nuclear submarine base in Scotland, securing or creating over 6,700 jobs and protecting the country.

Sick and disabled claimant death figures released

Between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,650 people died shortly after losing incapacity benefits when judged fit for work and 1,360 died just after completing appeals.

Archbishop unjustly bars lay reader for marrying

The Archbishop of York will block a lay minister from serving local churches, simply because he is getting married.

Anti-migrant rhetoric and the realities of terror

Are you more afraid of being tortured, shot, beheaded or forced to murder your neighbours to save your own life? If threatened, how far would you run to escape?

The Labour Party’s ‘welfare’ dilemma

Divisions have opened up among Labour Party leaders over whether to avoid opposing harsh social security cuts. Some regard this as a difference between the sensible and dogmatic.

Will the budget succeed in derailing the UK economy?

The Summer Budget produced by the UK chancellor George Osborne will, predictably, continue to widen the gap between the rich and the rest of the population.