Commentary

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

  • April 12, 2011

    The ICT4Peace Foundation’s crisis information management wiki on Libya was created six weeks ago and last updated on 5 April 2011. The first resource of its kind on the web when it launched - and still the most comprehensive curated list of...

  • April 12, 2011

    A new report has been published looking at the use of Information and Communications Technologies for peacebuilding (ICT4Peace), with a Preface by Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  • April 9, 2011

    Some 23 journalists have been threatened with imprisonments, killings and disappearances in Colombia over the past three months. Fifty-seven have been on a 'hit list' during the past 12 months. There have been 1,400 attacks against media workers...

  • April 8, 2011

    Is humanitarian military intervention correctly characterised 'lesser evil'? John Heathershaw considers five questions about the nature and the prospects of intervention in Libya. He asks poignantly where the responsibility is in the much-...

  • April 8, 2011

    Yesterday (7 April 2011) Westminster City Council ignored the opposition and pressed ahead with plans for a by-law which will outlaw rough sleeping and mobile food distribution (i.e. soup runs) in a designated area around the Victoria station in...

  • April 8, 2011

    Though much of the media focus on the issues of asylum seekers and refugees (as well as migration more generally) is filtered through a prism of fear and the instinct to exclude, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) - whose 8-10 April 2011...

  • April 8, 2011

    The hunger fast for a moral US budget has gone spiritually viral, says Jim Wallis. It has brought together Christian, secular, community and service organisations around a clear message: there are clear economic choices to be made, and the moral...

  • April 6, 2011

    Sometimes, as Pascale Palmer says in her moving blog article (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14510), being caught in large chunks of the 24/7 media...

  • April 6, 2011

    After more than two years working for an aid agency you would have thought I’d be used to bad news. But, do you know, the emphasis of CAFOD’s work is about the solution – the good stuff that can and will be done to make difficult situations...

  • April 6, 2011

    The west’s military-political strategy against the Gaddafi regime echoes its flawed approach to Afghanistan and Iraq, says Professor Paul Rogers. Nato is a military alliance, whose political masters still seem unable to think more creatively. The...

  • April 5, 2011

    “ 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free”. The Shaker hymn has always been dear to me; not least because its open-spaced and perfectly poised melody makes such a perfect fit with the spirit of the plain, graceful words.

  • April 5, 2011

    British Quakers have announced that they are calling for a boycott of goods from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This is a brave decision, given the volume of abuse, hate mail and downright lies that faced the...

  • April 5, 2011

    Unfortunately, this one had escaped our attention before the 5 April 2011 Ekklesia daily e-bulletin, but today has been designated International Golden Rule Day.

  • April 4, 2011

    On 6 April 2011 the International Monetary Fund is meeting in Washington DC to discuss for the first time how to spend a $3 billion windfall from selling gold and lending more money since the financial crisis.

  • April 4, 2011

    Last week I recorded a radio interview with Vatican Radio's Susy Hodges focusing on issues around foreign military intervention in Libya: is it morally justified and what are...

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