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

  • August 9, 2011

    Home Secretary Theresa May made an almost throwaway comment on Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning - that we have a tra

  • August 6, 2011

    The case of a Christian midwife who refused to wear trousers has again drawn attention to debates over faith in the workplace. She had been asked to leave a high dependency unit when she came in wearing her own dress rather than the scrub uniform...

  • August 6, 2011

    Some have read the President of Ireland's recent comments on the Vatican and the abuse scandal as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church. But in reality, says Savi Hensman, it reflects divisions within the church, bringing not only judgement but...

  • August 6, 2011

    The Rev Donald Reid, director of the ambitious Festival of Spirituality & Peace (6-29 August 2011) in Edinburgh this year has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4's flagship 'Sunday' programme tomorrow morning, appearing at 7.15am.

  • August 5, 2011

    Every now and then, a person enters our lives and leaves a strong imprint. The high-profile global evangelical leader John Stott has been much commented on since his recent death. But there are other figures, less immediately identifiable in...

  • August 5, 2011

    Real political change does not follow one, or even three, crises. It takes decades, says Jonathan Bartley, surveying the scene this summer. In certain respects things aren’t all that different from sixty years ago. But grassroots pressure still...

  • August 5, 2011

    The prospects of settlements in some of the most intractable situations in the world today, as well as in domestic political wrangles over the health service, education and more, depend upon a host of unseen actors, says Simon Barrow. They create...

  • August 3, 2011

    That was the title of a book by the late Bishop Hugh Montefiore, who at various times in his life was seen as 'turbulent priest' and a trouble-maker... but who also, interestingly, ended up being seen as a staunch proponent of traditional...

  • August 2, 2011

    The Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh is screening three fine movies as part of this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which runs from 6-9 August 2011 - 'Getting Out', 'Bloody Sunday' and 'Pray the Devil Back'.

  • August 2, 2011

    Though I ended up disagreeing with him fairly significantly on pacifism, the interpretation of the atonement, homosexuality and capital punishment, I remain grateful beyond words for the life, work and example of evangelical Anglican leader John...

  • August 1, 2011

    For several years, Ekklesia has partnered with Metanoia Books (part of the work of the London Mennonite Centre) to provide a unique online mail order service for a range of titles concerned with justice and peace, Christian reflection and action...

  • August 1, 2011

    The Middle East and North Africa area remains a vast and heterogeneous region of turbulence, confusion, hope, dread, reform, stand-off, contradiction, expectation, frustration, life and death.

  • July 30, 2011

    Thirty-three Peruvian farmers have recently received out-of-court settlements for the alleged torture they suffered after protesting against a UK mining company’s proposals to set up camp on their land.

  • July 27, 2011

    A glance at the front pages of this morning's papers gives a brief snapshot of the grotesque reality of ConDem Britain. The Daily Mail and Daily Express lead with vicious and misleading attacks on disabled benefit claimants,...

  • July 24, 2011

    On the day that Anders Brehing Breivik, driven by hatred of Islam and of his country's political establishment, unleashed death and terror on an unimaginable scale in Oslo and Utoya, I lay on a treatment table in the Accident and Emergency...

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