Commentary

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

  • July 11, 2010

    As the old joke goes, the way to confuse Daily Mail readers is to tell them that asylum-seekers are the natural enemies of homosexuals. This wouldn't have worked last week, when the Supreme...

  • July 10, 2010

    The Archbishop of York, who is himself extremely adept at employing the media, has attacked reporting and comment on Church of England affairs. But for many it is the Church leadership's own claims to the moral high ground that are in the...

  • July 10, 2010

    The papers are full of Anglican argument once more. The presenting issues, as usual, are sex and gender. But why?

  • July 10, 2010

    The Church of England's summer Synod in the pastoral setting of York has got off to a less than idyllic start with procedural wrangling over votes about women bishops and a mighty media row concerning the episcopal appointment in Southwark.

  • July 9, 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 8, 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 7, 2010

    In times of exploding budget deficits and unemployment figures, migrants are often used as scapegoats for all the ailings and failings of society, says Annegret Kapp. But the churches are responding boldly to the call to combat fear and prejudice...

  • July 7, 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 6, 2010

    The origins of Christianity are in a dynamic and free movement around Jesus, but much of its history is bound up with institutional religion, says Simon Barrow. The challenge is to continue to respond to the transformative impulse of the Gospel,...

  • July 6, 2010

    In Niger in West Africa, there's a crisis going on. The usual lean season has been massively exacerbated by poor rains, poor harvests and a hike in food prices.

  • July 6, 2010

    Victor Barry is a farmer whose idyllic Coastal Heritage Farm overlooks the sea in Cornwall. He says his Catholic faith has inspired him to combine Christian living with caring for the planet, and he has a passion for small-scale, organic, low-...

  • July 6, 2010
  • July 6, 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 5, 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 4, 2010

    Yesterday's Pride festival in London was one of the deepest spiritual experiences I've had for some time. Prayer, protest, witness and celebration are often at their most meaningful in unfamiliar contexts.

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