Commentary

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

  • August 29, 2010

    Prophets are not good at making laws because they are too busy searching out injustice – thank God. Such people are not leaders or governors. On the other hand, law-makers are pragmatic and a bit dull. Graeme Smith contends that the Labour Party...

  • August 28, 2010

    The programme of the Greenbelt Christian festival this weekend declares that disagreement is “essential to discovery”. This is an inspiring sentiment to hear in Christian circles, all the more so when it appears to be said with sincerity.

  • August 27, 2010

    A selection of stories from the press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced by our staff, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids.

  • August 27, 2010

    The scent of violence in everyday life, in culture and in the news has become endemic in the Philippines, says Shay Cullen. But there is hope where different values and practices are initiated, and where human transformation can challenge the...

  • August 27, 2010

    If two of the main cornerstones of the Armenian people are their faith and language, a third is the Armenian genocide that took place under cover of WWI.

  • August 26, 2010

    The gap between the reality of the Office of National Statistics quarterly migration statistics and the knee-jerkery of much of the media (and not just the tabloids) is as predictable as it is disturbing.

  • August 26, 2010

    The prospects for progress in the direct Israeli-Palestinian talks in Washington look meagre, says Paul Rogers. But breakthrough is essential if Israel is to be saved from itself.

  • August 26, 2010

    “Being chosen,” as in the case of biblical or modern Israel, is still a grand theological theme inhabiting discourse in America, says Martin E. Marty. The concept is hotly disputed. And it is especially troubling when it becomes a matter of...

  • August 26, 2010

    Greenbelt 2010 (http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/festival/), backed by global development agency Christian Aid and a range of other organisations, is...

  • August 26, 2010

    A selection of stories from the press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced by Ekklesia staff, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids.

  • August 26, 2010

    Having yesterday introduced Armenians as a distinct global people - including roughly 14,000 living in the UK - mostly in London and Manchester, I would like to consider Armenia and Christianity.

  • August 25, 2010

    Two Bangladeshi garment workers have been arrested after campaigning for improvements in working conditions. Kalpona Akter and Babul Ahkter have worked with countless workers in their own country and ethical fashion promoters in Britain.

  • August 25, 2010

    I am Armenian. "An Armenian, what is that?" many people would ask...

  • August 23, 2010

    Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches stewards programme for one of two hands-on learning experiences at major ecumenical meetings in 2011, the W

  • August 23, 2010

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Armenia. Throughout the week, beginning tomorrow, Ekklesia will be running a series of reflections on the country and its significance from Dr Harry Hagopian,...

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