Commentary

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

  • 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,...

  • August 20, 2010
    Looking a gift horse in the mouth is generally thought graceless and discourteous. But when the donor is a multi-millionaire ex-Prime Minister who took his country into a war of dubious legality and certain immorality, and the recipient is a...
  • August 20, 2010

    An important way to challenge the separation wall in Israel is to build as many human bridges across it as possible, Archbishop Elias Chacour says.

  • August 20, 2010

    Alongside the world famous Edinburgh Festival (throughout August) and the accompanying Festival of Politics (which we highlighted last week) stands the adventurous Festival of Spirituality and Peace (

  • August 20, 2010

    The Home Office idea of withdrawing benefits from claimants with illegal drug or alcohol problems who do not turn up for treatment might seem at first glance reasonable, says Savi Hensman. But despite its popular appeal, in the end the result...

  • August 20, 2010
  • August 19, 2010

    A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, G

  • August 18, 2010

    The government has retained support despite promises of swingeing cuts, the Lib Dems have gained little credit for their coalescing, and Labour has been on the up despite being leaderless and rudderless. Simon Barrow looks at the unreal politics...

  • August 18, 2010

    In the five years since the 2005 earthquake devastated parts of Pakistan, not one year has gone by in which the people of Pakistan have not suffered from disaster, says Church World Service staff working in the country.

  • August 18, 2010

    A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, G

  • August 17, 2010

    The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in the Jamaican capital Kingston in May 2011 will be a testimony of solidarity for the culture of peace that churches are trying to build on the island, reports Jane Stranz.

  • August 17, 2010

    Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my...

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