Commentary

Regular comment and analysis from some of our staff and associates.

  • November 19, 2011

    The Office of the Schools Adjudicator’s determination in relation to Coloma Convent Girls' School’s admission policy (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15740...

  • November 17, 2011

    Every day it seems that Europe sinks deeper and deeper into a pit of debt, with one country after another finding the interest rates demanded on its borrowings climbing ever higher.

  • November 16, 2011

    While attempts to 'Christianise' the Occupy movement from above are rightly being resisted within and without the protest outside St Paul's Cathedral, there are profound Christian lessons to be learned from 'the Church of Occupy', suggests Simon...

  • November 15, 2011

    Perhaps it is time to abandon the current divisive and confusing Anglican Covenant process and build on the foundations laid six years ago by the Anglican Consultative Council, when it agreed a very different Covenant for Communion in Mission,...

  • November 14, 2011

    The 'Arab Awakening' - initially dubbed the 'Arab Spring' - started in Tunisia in December 2010. Since then, those revolutions and popular revolts have already enveloped Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.

  • November 12, 2011

    The red poppy has been compromised by political expediency and popular sentiment, suggests Jill Segger. Can we step past the current construct and rediscover the enduring meaning of remembrance and its potential to remodel our future?

  • November 12, 2011

    As with the leadership of the Church of England, the main Westminster parties have struggled to know how to respond to the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp, says Simon Barrow. He questions and deconstructs the idea that the tent protests have...

  • November 12, 2011

    When politicians rush to claim that something is 'non-political' (as has been happening around Remembrance Day over the past week or so), you know that some healthy suspicion and careful examination is due.

  • November 11, 2011

    What will you be doing at eleven minutes and eleven seconds past eleven AM tomorrow - the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of this century?

  • November 10, 2011

    A remarkable photo exhibition is showing in Edinburgh through to the end of this month, featuring depictions of the Burmese Chin people by award-winning photographer Bharat Choudhary.

  • November 8, 2011

    At the end of the G20, Nicolas Sarkozy’s frustration at the UK’s stance on a number of issues, including the financial transaction, or Robin Hood tax, was evident. During journalists’ questions at the final communiqué press conference, the BBC’s...

  • November 8, 2011

    As we approach Remembrance Sunday, many people may feel quite ambivalent about the increasingly numerous and elaborate ceremonies and media coverage, but be very uncomfortable about voicing their doubts.

  • November 7, 2011

    In the midst of the regular visits and umpteen fact-finding missions to the Holy Land, and weighty statements made by numerous church leaders or heads of ecumenical organisations, all of it professing solidarity with the Christians of the region...

  • November 4, 2011

    The UNESCO motto proclaims proudly that it stands for “Building peace in the minds of men and women”. In a world where ethics are sorely wanting and need reconstruction, and where local issues are interlocked with regional ones, Dr Harry Hagopian...

  • November 4, 2011

    People dressed as skeletons protested outside the Department for Business earlier this week, urging Vince Cable to reveal the ‘skeletons in his cupboard’.

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