Commentary

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

  • September 11, 2007

    Speaking to the Church Times newspaper ahead of her appearance at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival back in 2004, Dame Anita Roddick - who died yesterday - declared at the time: “What’s wonderful about being my age is having to face your...

  • September 11, 2007

    After a summer haitus, the Ekklesia daily news bulletin is back. It gathers together a selection of news briefing stories and features from the site.

  • September 11, 2007
  • September 10, 2007

    Talk of the efficacy or otherwise of the surge is a smokescreen, says Simon Barrow. There is no long-term military solution to Iraq’s nightmare. But viable alternatives are being sought within civil society.

  • September 7, 2007

    In due course, I intend to offer a more theologically grounded and ekklesially shaped response to the BBC's new opinion poll on the state of Britain's sense of morality. Meanwhile, here is my Guardian article.

  • September 7, 2007

    Both Richard Dawkins and Polly Toynbee, who spend a good deal of time fulminating against caricatures of 'religion' were on the BBC today. And guess what, they abandoned vituperation for once.

  • September 7, 2007

    If the Roman Catholic Rudy Giuliani is the next Republican candidate for US president, as seems likely, says Giles Fraser, it could well mark the beginnings of a historic GOP divorce from the religious right.

  • September 7, 2007

    There is a growing disconnect with the aspirations of people whose concerns are not adequately mapped by the narrow economic, political and social assumptions of the main political parties, says Simon Barrow. Are we moving into post-democracy?

  • September 7, 2007

    Recent stock market turmoils have disturbed the faith of financiers and scuppered the vulnerable, says Jonathan Bartley. Rather than accept that profit must always be the motivator, institutions can be built around alternative values.

  • September 7, 2007
  • September 7, 2007

    The BBC is launching a new belief and ethics TV programme - and Ekklesia is on board from the outset.

  • September 7, 2007
  • September 5, 2007

    The United Kingdom’s asylum system is rigged to fail as many applicants as possible, says Peter Tatchell. It is unjust, chaotic and inhumane. Here he highlights the concerns and lets key witnesses speak for themselves - including a Churches'...

  • September 5, 2007
  • September 5, 2007

    In headline terms Gordon Brown is continuing the Blair legacy - but there are signs of small but significant shifts in some areas.