Commentary by Symon Hill

  • June 11, 2014

    The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire has recently been given £2 billion by the UK government to construct new facilities. The AWE has just donated £1,200 to local disability charities in Basingstoke.

  • June 6, 2014

    Support is growing within Labour for the idea that the party should oppose the renewal of Trident. The decision is due in 2016. Polls consistently show a majority of British voters opposed to Trident. Religious groups, including fairly middle-of-...

  • May 30, 2014

    Poverty and militarism feed over each other. Unemployment has always been good news for army recruiters in need of people desperate for a livelihood. So it's no surprise that the recruitment of unemployed people has been formalised in a scheme in...

  • May 26, 2014

    Nigel Farage's smug grin is all over the media this morning. But the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have been defeated by a monster of their own creation.

  • May 22, 2014

    This evening, I’ll be speaking about the arms trade on the edge of Farnborough – the home town of the multinational arms company BAE Systems.

  • May 16, 2014

    Ministers in the Baptist Union of Great Britain who bless same-sex partnerships will no longer be disciplined for doing so if they have the support of their local church. I think this is brilliant news.

  • May 16, 2014

    Yesterday saw the formal launch of the White Feather Diaries, a social media project exploring the lives of British pacifists during the first world war. The project's run by Quakers in Britain, who hired me as a writer and an editor for the...

  • May 1, 2014

    If you believe the Daily Mail, then a European election candidate has been arrested “for quoting Winston Churchill”.

  • April 30, 2014

    A society that favours the rich and shuns the poor is far away from biblical visions of equality and justice.

  • April 14, 2014

    People who defend themselves by saying “My words were taken out of context” sometimes have a good point. It is possible to misrepresent someone, either deliberately or accidentally, by quoting their words out of context. However, a UKIP candidate...

  • April 12, 2014

    David Cameron has spoken this week of his Christian faith and has gone on to make claims at Easter about a 'Christian country'. His sincerity has been widely questioned on Twitter, but it's not for me to judge him. God can see into Cameron's...

  • April 5, 2014

    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has declared that acceptance of same-sex marriage could lead to Christians being killed in South Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan and elsewhere.

    In his comments, Welby made some valid points. But the...

  • April 4, 2014

    During his recent debates with Nick Clegg, UKIP leader Nigel Farage found time to make a baseless prediction about same-sex marriage and religion.

  • March 29, 2014

    It must be unusual to find that somebody objects so much to your wedding that he has travelled half way around the world to do a series of media interviews criticising it. All the more so if you don't know him and possibly have never heard of him...

  • March 15, 2014

    When my radio alarm clock woke me yesterday morning, I was unsurprised but deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tony Benn.

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