Commentary

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

  • October 30, 2011

    Church leaders have mostly been ducking for cover as the row over Occupy London on the steps of St Paul's has ratcheted up in recent days. The silence from Lambeth Palace until recently has been deafening.

  • October 28, 2011

    The Occupy protests, environmental movements and civic revolutions across the world are suggesting that there is a whole world of politics available outwith the narrow party perspectives that still dominate the electoral machinery of Western...

  • October 28, 2011

    Where would Jesus be in in the current situation involving St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London movement? Symon Hill asks: Would he be camping outside in this freezing weather, speaking out against inequality, or inside the religious...

  • October 28, 2011

    A number of Christian organisations have written a statement expressing solidarity with the ‘Occupy London’ movement. It reads as follows:

  • October 28, 2011
  • 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...

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