Commentary

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

  • 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....

  • September 15, 2010

    On the occasion of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain, Christians could benefit by revisiting Lord Acton’s legacy, and seeking in our own time to grapple with difficult questions, informed by love of God and neighbour, says Savi Hensman.

  • September 15, 2010

    With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he...

  • September 15, 2010
  • September 10, 2010

    Eminent theologian and long-time Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox will give the Massachusetts Bible Society's 2010 Harrell F. Beck Lecture Series entitled "Coming to Grips with the Bible".

  • September 10, 2010

    The main question in the Middle East today is not one of finding solutions but of implementing them, says Harry Hagopian. However, the majority of the Israeli political establishment - not unlike Hamas in an obverse sense – appears not to want to...

  • September 10, 2010

    There is no shortage of reporting, analysis, and opinion about Palestine-Israel, says Timothy Seidel, and no shortage of expressions of personal commitments to ‘peace’. But the journey required of Christians and others by the Kairos Palestine...

  • September 10, 2010

    The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, USA, is now offers a PhD programme in theology and peace studies.

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