Commentary

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

  • July 5, 2007

    There appears to be a technical glitch on our feedback form, for which apologies. It is being looked into.

  • July 4, 2007

    ... and the world is rejoicing. As are we. But thousands of people remain incarcerated in the region, not least in Iraq.

  • July 4, 2007

    Our daily bulletin is now in hibernation until September 2007, but our news and features are being updated regularly.

  • June 29, 2007

    Apologies to those visiting our MySpace page and discovering instead 'Jack, aged 26, Belgium' on there. Our page and identity has been stolen.

  • June 24, 2007

    We have joined our work to the social networking site that everyone is talking about...

  • June 22, 2007

    You are invited to a discussion on Making peace headline news with Ekklesia's Simon Barrow, on Tuesday 26 June 2007, at St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG, starting at 6.30pm. Ends by 8pm...

  • June 21, 2007

    Fredrick Nzwili looks at recent global and regional initiatives by the churches to confront the complex political and humanitarian issues underlying current crises around migration - especially in the South.

  • June 18, 2007

    Britain's schools, including those run by faith groups, talk of inclusion. But Jonathan Bartley's son Samuel has found that the church and education authorities are reluctant to put their money where their mouth is.

  • June 16, 2007

    The determination of some religious and anti-religious people to blame each other for the world's evils is part of a damaging drift to fanaticism, argues Simon Barrow. What we all need is self-critique and hopefulness.

  • June 14, 2007

    What is really at stake in the row between Sony and Manchester Cathedral over a violent video game? Simon Barrow looks at it in terms of Christendom, 'redemptive violence', image as commodity and the onset of the hyperreal.

  • June 14, 2007

    The spat between Sony and Manchester Cathedral over the siting of part of its violent video game Resistance: The Fall of Man raises issues which go far beyond legal rights and moral posturing.

  • June 14, 2007

    The attempt by the Vatican to get ordinary Catholics to stop supporting Amnesty International because it will not back a total ban on abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - is causing hurt, disappointment and anger among many people.

  • June 9, 2007

    Book sales help to keep Ekklesia running, to back those working for peace with justice - and to keep you informed and connected.

  • June 5, 2007

    The Stop the Traffik (sic) coalition is using word-of-mouth (or, rather, word-by-email) to get its message out through brief, high impact films aimed at passing on to friends.

  • June 4, 2007

    One of the many important life-issues raised by traditional Christian language about God is that of gender and paternity - human and divine.

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