Commentary

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

  • October 4, 2007

  • October 2, 2007

    These days, it can so easily feel as if religion is an anti-democratic force in our polity, writes Giles Fraser. No one votes for Bishops in the House of Lords, for example. So it's worth remembering that in this country, as indeed in many others...

  • October 2, 2007

    Even in modern Europe, there is an undercurrent of racism often linked with the notion of preserving 'a Christian heritage' says Savi Hensman. Minority groups are excluded and people are made to feel insecure. A better theology and practice of...

  • September 29, 2007

    The situation is changing all the time. We are seeking to keep up with the breaking news - both headline, and behind-the-scenes.

  • September 29, 2007

    Andrew J. Weaver: Why Southern Methodist University shouldn't host the Bush library, contrasting the moral and religious legacy of Wesley with the intended figurehead for an SMU endowment.

  • September 29, 2007

    Gordon Brown's recent speech to the Labour Party conference raised questions about the meaning, provenance and role of religious rhetoric in mainstream politics. This is an even hotter issue in the USA.

  • September 28, 2007

    There is more information coming in all the time.

  • September 28, 2007

    The key role of a long spiritual heritage of disciplined and creative non-violence should not be ignored as a factor in current attempts to overthrow brutal dictatorship in Burma, says Gene Stoltzfus, a founder of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

  • September 27, 2007

    "You cannot generalise about the role of religion in politics...

  • September 26, 2007

    It was six years ago this month, but some scars do not heal quickly. The two planes came out of a perfect September morning sky, and nothing at all could have prepared the world for what followed - writes Giles Fraser of the anniverary of 9/11....

  • September 26, 2007

    Inspired by the initiative of Buddhist monks, the people of Burma are embarked on a difficult and perilous attempt at a nonviolent revolution against years of dictatorship.

  • September 26, 2007
  • September 25, 2007

    One of the more intriguing aspects of Gordon Brown's first Labour party conference speech as serving prime minister was his decision to use consciously biblical language as part of his argument against those employing religious rhetoric to oppose...

  • September 25, 2007

    One of the more intriguing aspects of Gordon Brown's first Labour party conference speech as serving prime minister was his decision to use consciously biblical language

  • September 25, 2007

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