Commentary

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

  • 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’.

  • November 3, 2011

    When George Osborne first stated "We’re all in this together", some people were amused and thought ‘High School Musical’ I was chilled and thought, ‘Mohawk Valley Formula’.

  • November 3, 2011

    Victories for personal freedom over the last 200 years have been one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we must recognise and resist the confusion of positive liberality and destructive libertarianism, says Jon Kurt, commenting on the...

  • November 3, 2011

    What a difference a day makes. I sketched out some lines to write on the way to the G20 in Cannes, buoyed up rather by the appearance of Dr Rowan Williams on the front page of the Financial Times on Wednesday.

  • November 2, 2011

    When the difficulties between St Paul's and the Occupy London camp were at their height we pointed out that the...

  • November 2, 2011

    Now that a legal confrontation between St Paul's Cathedral and the Occupy London anti-corporate greed and economic injustice camp on its doorstep seems to have been avoided, we can and should move back to the main issues of social, economic,...

  • November 2, 2011

    The protest at St Paul's was seen by an unexpectedly large number of people as the expression of a widespread and deep exasperation with the financial establishment that shows no sign at all of diminishing, says Archbishop Rowan Williams, as he...

  • October 31, 2011
  • October 31, 2011

    “It's aw a muddle, lass. Aw a muddle.” This was the dying lament of Stephen Blackpool, the power-loom operator of Hard Times who was driven to physical and emotional ruin by the ruthless economic and industrial system of his day.

  • October 31, 2011

    "The Word became flesh and pitched his tent among us" Gospel of John 1: 14

  • October 31, 2011

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/), to which Ekklesia is pleased to be affiliated, has done a fine job exposing the UK...

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