Blogs

  • 8 Jan 2015

    Twelve people were murdered yesterday (7 January) in an appalling attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This has inflamed religious and ethnic tensions, as the killers are believed to be violent Islamist extremists.

  • 6 Jan 2015

    Imagine police wake you. Though not suspected of any involvement in violence, you are being investigated for terrorism-related offences, on the basis of a remark by your three-year-old at a playgroup or childminder’s.

  • 6 Jan 2015

    If the government gets its way, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) is closing.

  • 5 Jan 2015

    For as long as there has been organised government, there has been satire. From Aristophanes to Steve Bell, power has been mocked: it is a mark of the spirit of freedom.

  • 5 Jan 2015

    What happens when nobody has the moral strength for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

  • 4 Jan 2015

    Two prominent US disarmament campaigners will give a talk in Edinburgh on Monday 5 January 2015 on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.

  • 4 Jan 2015

    As we enter an election year perhaps the real issues may be smuggled onto our television screens via comedy and entertainment, whilst the news media which is supposed to inform us simply keeps the debate within certain parameters.

  • 3 Jan 2015

    BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief' series will look at the significance of the biblical story of Moses and Exodus for Jews, Christians and Muslims in a programme to be broadcast at 4.30pm on Monday 5 January 2015, featuring Ekklesia associate Keith Hebden among others.

  • 3 Jan 2015

    Three days after Christmas Day, Western Christians commemorate the Feast of Holy Innocents. It seems even more apposite to remember the victims of tyranny and violence at a time of child soldiers and the capture and sexual slavery of female children in several parts of the world.

  • 2 Jan 2015

    PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics) have published an online booklet which really ought to be required reading in an election year, both by politicians and by prospective voters.