Commentary

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

  • November 3, 2010

    Contrary to the impression given by the Anglican Covenant, faithfulness to Christ crucified means being willing, if necessary, to refuse to conform, and instead to take a stand alongside One who was “numbered with the transgressors”, says Savi...

  • November 3, 2010

    Biodiversity is shorthand for the rich diversity of the natural world on which we live, and it is under threat. Bob Carling examines issues arising from the Conference of the Parties to the Biodiversity Convention (COP10) and the Lausanne 3...

  • November 2, 2010

    It’s highly appropriate that my colleague Symon Hill should be addressing the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues next Wednesday, the day befo

  • November 2, 2010
  • November 2, 2010

    An open letter has been sent to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ahead of the Anglo-French Summit, by 50 civil society organisations – including Ekklesia – under the banner of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign. It calls for progress towards agreement...

  • November 1, 2010

    It was prophesied in ages past. OK, actually, it was predicted in my blog back in September.

  • November 1, 2010

    As frightened and angry Americans keep raising the temperature of Islam-versus-Everyone-Else controversies, Martin Marty examines some new material which shows how Christian ideology is used to justify killing too. No religion or ideology can...

  • October 28, 2010

    It was with a rather heavy heart that I got my first media call today about the annual "red poppy" dust-up - which usually revolves around attacks from the Daily Mail and its kindred spirits on broadcasters, public figures and politicians who don...

  • October 27, 2010

    Today and tomorrow, 27 & 28 October, are key dates in Christian history. Constantine's 'vision of the Cross' in 312, and his attribution of military victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge the next day to God, was the beginning of Christendom...

  • October 27, 2010
  • October 26, 2010

    “The poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he...”

  • October 26, 2010

    Scapegoating is central to the Daily Mail. But if you've not yet seen today's issue (26 October), I challenge you to pause for a moment and have a guess at which group of people they are demonising today.

  • October 26, 2010

    The world’s largest mining company has been urged to halt its coal mining operations on the Indonesian island of Borneo by representatives of indigenous people who report that mining “has destroyed our forests, rivers and livelihoods”. A day...

  • October 24, 2010

    For some Christians, coalition cuts and the "Big Society" are an opportunity for churches to extend their influence by taking over services run by the state. But the Gospel is not about increasing our own influence. In seeking to love our...

  • October 22, 2010

    Stung by accusations of targeting the poor in the Comprehensive Spending Review, not to mention misleading voters by reneging on central electoral promises in exchange for power, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided to pick a fight with...

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