Commentary

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

  • November 13, 2007

    Among secular groups there is puzzlement and annoyance that government continues to 'pander' to weakened churches in areas like public service provision. This is because, says Jonathan Bartley, they have not grasped the mutual interests involved...

  • November 13, 2007

    Both fundamentalist believers and hardline anti-theists say that the Bible is a declaration of dogma that must either be accepted or rejected wholesale.

  • November 13, 2007

    Parallels between civil wars and the escalating crisis within American Anglicanism are now being made, says Giles Fraser. Issues of truth and justice cannot be suppressed by a false and forced kind of unity.

  • November 13, 2007

    Modern democratic politics is in danger of turning into a beauty contest and an electoral pantomime, says Simon Barrow. It needs reconnecting with people in civil society, changing institutions and the grassroots.

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  • November 8, 2007

    As medical science continues to explore the wonder of the human body, we must ensure that our theological thinking keeps pace, says Kevin Boyd. Fleshly existence is deeply bound up with religious formation, not least in incarnational Christianity...

  • November 8, 2007

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is due to publish its long awaited report into the tragic Stockwell shooting in July 2005, imminently.

  • November 6, 2007

    The research network on secularism and religion based at the University of Cambridge and supported by Ekklesia, among others, now has its own web presence.

  • November 5, 2007

    Religion has sometimes been a friend of democracy and sometimes an enemy. It is impossible to generalise (about either religion or politics). But the 'credit' side is often overlooked in current debates.

  • November 2, 2007

    The calls for Sir Ian Blair's resignation as chief of the Metropolitan police may be a distraction from the real issues, says Simon Barrow, reflecting on the 2005 Stockwell terror shooting tragedy.

  • November 2, 2007

    The Economist has today (2 November 2007) published a special report which examines religion's place "in today's modern society" - the role it is likely to play in this century's politics and "how we should deal with it". But is it saying...

  • November 1, 2007

    It is wrong that "rules of law, human affairs and democracy are cast aside to worship a barrel of oil" said Mark Thomas in protesting about the Saudi state visit to the UK.

  • November 1, 2007

    As the debate on migration continues, Jon Cruddas argues that it needs to be located in relation to population change, service provision, housing, employment/the economy and global factors.

  • October 31, 2007

    BCC Radio 4's flagship Today programme was officially fifty years old on 28 October 2007. How could we not send our congratulations?