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

  • December 8, 2010

    The US diplomatic cables leaked to WikiLeaks, and reproduced by them, by the Guardian, the New York Times and others have been dismissed in some quarters as 'tittle tattle'. Actually, they have revealed some significant, startling and disturbing...

  • December 7, 2010

    The denial of bail to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange looks to be far more about politics than justice, conveniently coinciding as it does with a (so far little-reported) threat by the US to get in on the extradition game.

  • December 7, 2010

    The Metro's news room yesterday must have echoed to the sound of the bottom of barrels being scraped, as the paper chose to put a story about the rights of Pagan prisoners on today's front page (7 December).

  • December 6, 2010

    A leading US proponent of 'Inteligent Design' has been touring the UK to drum up support for his cause, says Bob Carling. But there are good reasons why he is unlikely to convince theologians or scientists with a 'god of the gaps' argument.

  • December 6, 2010

    In November 2010, the Church of England moved a step further to accepting an Anglican Covenant which could be used to discipline member churches – though those it was meant to placate firmly rejected it. Savi Hensman suggests that in its present...

  • December 3, 2010

    Cancun is a strange place for the Mexican presidency of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) to hold this round of negotiations..

    From what I’ve seen (being shuttled from hotel to conference centres) feels like a long, thin...

  • December 1, 2010

    I am not ashamed to be a Christian active in public life, but I am not backing the "Not Ashamed" campaign or marking Not Ashamed Day. The campaign aims to encourage only a certain sort of Christian to engage in particular forms of public life....

  • December 1, 2010

    At first sight, it is seemed reasonable to assume that Eric Pickles had hitched his wagon to the to the 'Not Ashamed' campaign train which launches today (1 December 2010) with his claims about the “ambush of Christmas” by “politically correct...

  • December 1, 2010

    World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December each year, is an important opportunity for national AIDS programmes, faith organisations, community organisations, individuals and governments around the world to focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic...

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  • December 1, 2010

    Across the world today, countless millions of people are persecuted. But churchgoers in Britain are not among them, says Simon Barrow. Instead of developing a misplaced 'persecution complex', which dishonours those who truly suffer, Christians in...

  • November 30, 2010

    It is tragic that a group of Christians, characterised by their obsession with sexuality, are choosing to overwrite World Aids Day with their own ‘day’. Entitled...

  • November 29, 2010

    It was an honour for new Ekklesia Associate Director Jordan Tchilingirian - who is from an Armenian background - and for me to attend the 2010 Constantinople Lecture last week.

  • November 28, 2010

    The police frequently have difficult decisions to take. They often need to take them quickly. Failure, error or indecision may lead to serious injury or even death. It is not an enviable position, neither is it surprising that from time to time,...

  • November 27, 2010

    In a pastoral sermon remembering Christians killed recently in Baghdad, William Kenney also recalls the many Muslims who have fled from terror too, and challenges the UK government claim that it is safe for people to be repatriated to Iraq.

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