Commentary

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

  • October 28, 2011

    A great obstacle to a just peace today is the high level of unemployment among young people all over the world, says Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. It feels as though we are gambling with the welfare and...

  • October 27, 2011

    A new survey is about to be released concerning the values of those who work in the financial services industry. Giles Fraser, who has resigned as Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral over threats to forcibly evict Occupy anti-corporate greed...

  • October 25, 2011

    Understanding more about human sexuality and relationships can be helpful to heterosexual as well as LGBT people, says Savi Hensman. Prayerful reflection, study and discussion will not create instant consensus, but can at least help those with...

  • October 23, 2011

    It would be hard to imagine a more marked contrast of societal models than the one currently on display at the top of Ludgate Hill.

  • October 21, 2011

    The UK government is making it harder to challenge state decisions, the chair of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council has warned.

  • October 20, 2011

    Mexico is chewing over whether a two-year opt out clause in the marriage contract might lessen the mess of divorce.

  • October 17, 2011

    It is in the interplay between the ‘might’ of God (a substantial proportion of religiously conservative men and women) and Caesar (the military) that many indigenous Christian communities need to negotiate amid the complexities of the Middle East...

  • October 15, 2011

    Today (15 October) has seen a global day of action against corporate greed, financial mismanagement and government cuts, which has grown out of New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration.

  • October 15, 2011

    A statement does not bring back to life those Coptic Christians who died in Egypt last Sunday (9 October 2011), nor does it make a wrong any more right.

  • October 14, 2011

    As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies...

  • October 14, 2011

    It’s happened at last. Liam Fox, one of the most gung-ho militarists ever to occupy the post of Defence Secretary, has returned to the backbenches. All the excuses and half-truths his supporters could come up with have not saved him. But his...

  • October 12, 2011

    Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.

  • October 11, 2011

    The Health and Social Care Bill passing through UK’s Parliament is prompting heated debate, says Savi Hensman. The government claims that this and other reforms to the National Health Service (NHS) will improve patient care. Campaigners fear that...

  • October 10, 2011

    A few weeks ago, I was sorting through some old papers and came across my first ever published article. It was a piece on Christian attitudes towards mental health, published in the (now defunct) New Christian Herald in October 1998. I...

  • October 8, 2011

    Afghanistan's war enters its second decade with the Taliban emboldened and the United States enfeebled, says Professor Paul Rogers. But the power-play between Pakistan, India and China is also now central to an assessment of what comes next....

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