Blogs

May 26, 2011

In England, the debate on stipends, remuneration and expenses for Anglican clergy serving the Established church continues - with a BBC radio investigation in the pipeline.The issues include pay justice, terms and conditions of work, investment...

May 26, 2011

There are whispers in Whitehall that a decision on the future of the Serious Fraud Office is imminent. The Home Office is considering rolling the Serious Fraud Office’s lawyers into the Crown Prosecution Service, while its investigators would be...

May 25, 2011

There has been some uncertainty as to what the Church of Scotland General Assembly actually voted for, and against, on the issue of coupled same-sex ministers and related issues. on Monday 23 May 2011.

May 22, 2011

It is now less than four weeks before I begin walking from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia. I'm delighted with the support and encouragement I've received and I'm very pleased to report that details of...

May 21, 2011

I have witnessed some extraordinary diatribes on the uselessness of aid this week, so thank you Defence Secretary Liam Fox for being the catalyst to a show of sentiment that makes me again wonder how far we’ve moved on since the Enlightenment.

May 21, 2011

Christian Aid Week focuses on vital fundraising for the global work of the UK-based churches' international development agency, and its many indigenous partners across several continents.

But there are also significant opportunities for...

May 20, 2011

All too often 'peace' becomes merely the absence of war, an aspiration beyond present circumstances, a limited discourse controlled by assumptions about the normality of conflict, or a moral choice alongside 'just war'. All these lazy or...

May 17, 2011

What should be the relationship between a democratic state and its armed forces? It is easier for politicians to play to popular sentiment about “our boys” than to address the moral and constitutional issues.

May 17, 2011

The World Council of Churches will be web streaming the plenary sessions and special events of the upcoming International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) from 18-24 May 2011.

May 16, 2011

In a region where tensions, animosity and outright violence often abound between different communities and also different faiths (let alone between communities and the 'state' itself), Qatar has been one of those encouraging and forward-looking...