Commentary

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

  • August 31, 2010

    It is one thing to sit in a comfortable, safe environment and talk about the courage needed to embrace nonviolence in the context of active armed conflict, writes Garland Robertson. It is something quite different to embrace nonviolence...

  • August 31, 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, international media and the tabloids.

  • August 31, 2010

    How to sum up our Armenian realities today? What strikes me most is that Armenians have managed to survive manifold hardships throughout history without giving up on our faith, language and history.

  • August 30, 2010

    Previously, I referred to the horrific genocidal experiences that amputated Armenians from Ottoman Turkish society during WWI and cost the lives of scores of men, women and children - including member

  • August 29, 2010

    “I hear those voices that will not be drowned”. These words from Peter Grimes are pierced through the four metre high sculpture by Maggi Hambling which stands on the beach at Aldeburgh in celebration of the life and work of Benjamin Britten. Read...

  • August 29, 2010

    The recent acquittal of four London-based activists for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) raises profound issues for traders in products which originate from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, says Simon...

  • August 29, 2010

    My colleague and friend Jonathan Bartley, who was due to speak and perform at the Greenbelt festival tomorrow (Monday 30 August 2010), has very regretfully had to pull out of the festival due to his son's serious illness.

  • August 29, 2010

    Neither fundamentalism nor functionalism offer a way forward for the churches today in terms of their public witness and political engagement, says Simon Barrow. The different stances taken by church bodies in the 2010 general election suggest...

  • 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.

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