Commentary

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

  • August 10, 2007

    An academic body committed to interreligious understanding has hit upon a creative way to change hearts and minds by employing pedal power.

  • August 9, 2007

    Irrespective of what we think of the presence of British troops in Iraq, the plight of those who have worked as translators and assistants is a matter of serious concern.

  • August 8, 2007

    Annegret Kapp describes the experiences of young Christians, Muslims and Jews as they seek to come to terms with the challenges of global religious faith through a special summer school at the famous Bossey Institute.

  • August 8, 2007

    Sharing bread and wine is not just an odd church ritual, says Simon Barrow. It is an embodied symbol of a new world coming – one in which we need to be radically changed if we are going to be part of the solution not part of the problem.

  • August 3, 2007

    In an interview with Juan Michel of the WCC, a prominent Iraqi Christian shares his views on the situation in the violence-plagued country. He assesses the situation with realism, but also with hope for peace with justice.

  • August 3, 2007

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

  • August 3, 2007

    India, Bangladesh and Nepal are in need of urgent aid and development support, following the latest disaster.

  • August 1, 2007

    Gordon Brown will be less overt in his faith agenda and less establishment in his church instincts, suggests Simon Barrow. But religion and public life will remain hot political issues.

  • July 30, 2007

    Religiously constructed rows over sorcery, metaphor and meaning in Harry Potter are hardly new, as Simon Barrow has personal reason to know. He suggests we all chill out and finding meaning not menace in the narrative.

  • July 30, 2007

    The international Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September is part of a growing movement in opposition to religiously-sanctioned violence.

    Or any kind of officially-sanctioned violence, really.

  • July 27, 2007

    Religion remains a hot topic in the blogopshere, with new contributors stepping into the arena all the time.

  • July 27, 2007

    This weekend you have an opportunity to listen to some fabulous music a make a difference to climate change and its impact on global poverty.

  • July 25, 2007
  • July 25, 2007

    Evangelicals have enjoyed a major influence on the Bush administration, but John Dear points out that this does not mean they have a basic commitment to Jesus' way of peace.

  • July 25, 2007

    Apocalypto is a sequel to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, reckons Giles Fraser. And he is less than impressed with its message about religion and violence.

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