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

  • September 15, 2010

    To tolerate in the sense of acknowledging that different experiences are likely to produce different outcomes, and that without the experience, we should tread the paths of judgement with great care, is wise and charitable, says Jill Segger....

  • September 15, 2010

    On the occasion of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain, Christians could benefit by revisiting Lord Acton’s legacy, and seeking in our own time to grapple with difficult questions, informed by love of God and neighbour, says Savi Hensman.

  • September 15, 2010

    With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he...

  • September 14, 2010
  • September 10, 2010

    Eminent theologian and long-time Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox will give the Massachusetts Bible Society's 2010 Harrell F. Beck Lecture Series entitled "Coming to Grips with the Bible".

  • September 10, 2010

    The main question in the Middle East today is not one of finding solutions but of implementing them, says Harry Hagopian. However, the majority of the Israeli political establishment - not unlike Hamas in an obverse sense – appears not to want to...

  • September 10, 2010

    There is no shortage of reporting, analysis, and opinion about Palestine-Israel, says Timothy Seidel, and no shortage of expressions of personal commitments to ‘peace’. But the journey required of Christians and others by the Kairos Palestine...

  • September 10, 2010

    The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, USA, is now offers a PhD programme in theology and peace studies.

  • September 9, 2010

    Despite deep fissures in Kyrgyz society in the aftermath of the upheavals, external intervention would be counterproductive, advises John Heathershaw. Instead, foreign governments should concentrate their efforts on reducing the stakes of the...

  • September 8, 2010

    In my diary for today – Wednesday 8 September – I had written, “Arrest Tony Blair”. Along with several others, I had planned to join the queue at Blair's book signing in London. On reaching the front of the queue, each of us would have...

  • September 7, 2010
    There are some authors whose speaking voice one hears clearly when reading their written words.
  • September 6, 2010

    Voicing concern over an aggressive agricultural policy that can damage the environment and displace thousands of rural workers and indigenous communities, is not pessimism - it is the manifestation of

  • September 6, 2010

    Land rights in Brazil have fuelled conflict at every level within the country for more than 500 years, writes Pascale Palmer, exploring the issues that lie behind Brazil’s “agricultural miracle” and the struggle to feed the planet in the face of...

  • September 5, 2010

    If you've ever campaigned for political change you've probably had someone tell you to “live in the real world”. But witnessing to the truth that Jesus taught involves acting in accordance with the realities our society denies.

  • September 4, 2010

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