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

  • November 16, 2010
  • November 15, 2010

    Last week, an elderly man attributed several unpleasing characteristics to me because I was wearing a white poppy. My efforts to engage with him and to explain my reasons came to nothing because he was too angry and upset to listen.

  • November 12, 2010

    It is grimly ironic, says Savi Hensman, that on Armistice Day UK news headlines included the announcement of a new benefits system which punishes the ‘workshy’ and a report showing inadequate care for many elderly NHS patients undergoing surgery...

  • November 11, 2010

    The first UK Disability History Month (DHM) will kick off in a couple of weeks time.

  • November 11, 2010

    The G20 nations are flying in to Seoul in South Korea today for the start of the two-day summit which will see a new development agenda discussed.

    Tonight, heads of state will gather for a working dinner before meeting tomorrow around the...

  • November 11, 2010

    I'd expected my views to be attacked when I appeared on the Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4 last night. What I had not expected was the extremism of the views pitted against mine. It's a sign of just how far to the right British politics has...

  • November 10, 2010

    When he was Minister of State for Borders and Immigration in the Home Office, Phil Woolas MP objected to asylum seekers pursuing justice through appeals to the courts. Unlike him, of course, they had not been found guilty of breaking the law....

  • November 9, 2010

    Alcohol is the most dangerous drug in our society, and present UK drug classification systems bear little relation to the evidence of harm, according to a drugs expert sacked by the last government. Bob Carling probes behind the headlines and...

  • November 9, 2010

    What must we do to understand the meaning of remembrance, to remember human suffering, and to grasp the human dignity lying so far beyond the ritual words at this time of year?, asks Jill Segger. Only painful truth-telling is adequate to the task...

  • November 8, 2010

    UK government minister Iain Duncan Smith has announced that unemployed people may be forced to do compulsory work in the community, for instance picking up litter or gardening.

  • November 7, 2010

    Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley will be a panelist on the BBC1 Sunday Morning Live television programme today (7 November 2010) at 10am - discussing strikes, allegations that the church is under threat, and the debate around poppy-wearing.

  • November 5, 2010

    As arms companies target university careers fairs, they may be hoping that the economic situation will encourage graduates to work for them. But a wave of student protests have broken out at graduate recruitment events across the UK, suggesting...

  • November 5, 2010

    Yesterday the BBC made what the Independent newspaper called "a comprehensive and humiliating apology" for unfounded allegations made eight months ago that millions of pounds of Band Aid and Live Aid money intended for victims of the Ethiopian...

  • November 4, 2010

    Iraqi Christian communities in Britain have arranged a joint remembrance service for the worshippers killed at the Our Lady of Salvation Syrian Catholic Church in Baghdad last weekend.

  • November 3, 2010

    On 3 November 2010, Anglicans commemorate the 410th anniversary of the death of Richard Hooker. Many are also using the occasion to launch a campaign (http://...

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