Commentary

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

  • September 23, 2010

    As part of an ill-tempered debate, some say that there should be no mosque in Park Place, New York, until there are churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia, says Martin Marty As another thoughtful commentator remarked, this amounts to saying, "...

  • September 23, 2010

    ‘Tis almost the season to be controversial. Brace yourselves, because there will be no religiously themed postage stamps this Christmas. It has been announced that Wallace and Gromit have been chosen instead, to head aggressive secularism’s...

  • September 22, 2010

    Christian Concern For Our Nation (CCFON) launched a new campaign yesterday (21 September) entitled “Not Ashamed”. It aims to encourage Christians to “stand up for Jesus Christ in public life”.

    I am not ashamed to be a Christian active...

  • September 22, 2010

    Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are fast approaching (you can read some of the work we have done in this area about looking at the values behind our remembrance including...

  • September 21, 2010

    We here in the UK have had blanket coverage of the Pope’s visit, which has apparently been global. On the whole the coverage irritated me, because, as always, the trivial dominated public debate. ‘Pope’s battle to save Christmas’ was a typical...

  • September 21, 2010

    There is an excellent article by Sharon Wright for the Guardian on her experiences as a governor of a church school here:...

  • September 20, 2010

    There was a fascinating response from former Labour minister Stephen Timms MP at the weekend to a speech made by Baroness Warsi last week. Speaking to Anglican bishops in Oxford, she criticised Labour in Government for undermining “the positive...

  • September 20, 2010

    As Pope Benedict's visit to the UK comes to an end, I am left with a sense of sadness. Despite the words of Archbishop Vincent Nichols, attempting to paint the visit as he would perhaps have wished it to be – an endorsement of pluralism and a...

  • September 19, 2010

    An interesting finding from a ComRes poll released last night for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror, suggests that less than a quarter of the population now support renewal of Trident:

  • September 17, 2010

    Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK needs to promote mutual understanding, says Father Shay Cullen, to encourage common commitment to all areas of human need and suffering, and to emphasise world peace, justice and equality.

  • September 17, 2010
  • September 16, 2010

    The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade, says Amy Hailwood. The growing use of robotic weapons is taking us down a dark trajectory, and yet it is happening with almost...

  • September 16, 2010

    The full itinerary for the papal visit from 16 - 19 September 2010 as well as details of unofficial events and protests is now available.

  • September 16, 2010

    This is a toughy. The Papal Visit. There's a lot to consider and there's a lot that's controversial - and rightly so.

  • 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....

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