Commentary

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

  • July 20, 2010

    If corporate power groups are permitted to get their hands on our most important and humane social institution, the National Health Service, it will be all but impossible for a future government to restore it, says Jill Segger. The so-called Big...

  • July 20, 2010

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

  • July 19, 2010

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

  • July 16, 2010

    Lebanon provides fecund ground for diverse proxy influences, plots and even wars in disguise, says Harry Hagopian. It is a mistake to ignore it in the context of wider Middle East and global concerns

  • July 16, 2010

    A new report on Christian political participation in the USA shows a diverse picture at odds with attempts to stereotype or claim a simple 'Christian vote', says Martin Marty.

  • July 15, 2010

    Disputes over truth are often presented as examples of a clash between religion and science. Galileo's conflict with the Roman Catholic Church is frequently talked about in this way, as are more recent controversies about evolution and...

  • July 15, 2010

    Lord Rix will raise a question in the House of Lords today about how new technologies for children with Special Educational Needs will be provided, following the closure of a body which has previously

  • July 15, 2010

    Pascale Palmer talks to the Secretary of State for energy and climate change Chris Huhne

  • July 15, 2010

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

  • July 14, 2010

    The review of “counter-terrorism” legislation announced by the coalition government seems to be more comprehensive than I'd feared. Control orders, pre-charge detention and stop-and-search will all be on the agenda. It's a welcome announcement...

  • July 14, 2010

    The new justice secretary's approach to prison indiciates a healthy departure from previous policy, but before we get too excited, it should be noted that it falls a long way short of restorative ideas, says Jonathan Bartley.

  • July 14, 2010

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

  • July 13, 2010

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

  • July 12, 2010

    Sixteen-year-olds are too young to drive a car, buy a drink in the pub, or place a bet in Britain. They are too young to have civil contracts enforced against them. They cannot vote. Yet they are old enough to join the army where, in the event...

  • July 12, 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys...

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