Commentary

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

  • 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 3, 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://...

  • 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 1, 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...

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