Commentary

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

  • July 16, 2007

    Stuff happens in life - sometimes not very pleasant things, like being daignosed with cancer. Deirdre Good says the Gospel is about nurturing hopeful acceptance not blame in the face of both adversity and prejudice.

  • July 16, 2007

    Anglican Bishop Sergio Carranza-Gomez of Los Angeles asks whether Rowan Williams is an effective prisoner an anachronistic form of evangelicalism that pretends to "complete" the English Reformation by imposing monolithic uniformity on disputed...

  • July 14, 2007

    In today’s world of rapid change and widespread insecurity, many people look to the Bible to provide them with certainty, says Savi Hensman. But this is a misleading and dangerous way to approach the text - and life.

  • July 14, 2007

    An easy assumption that religion is less dangerous when it is 'less religious' is wrong, says Simon Barrow. As an article in the International Herald Tribune points out, the path from death to life is found within as well as beyond each tradition...

  • July 14, 2007

    Gordon Brown, artfully manoeuvred into Downing Street, will have little room to operate in for the social justice agenda. But what space there is will be created by the power of imagination, says Simon Barrow. Look at the example of Northern...

  • July 7, 2007

    Following the recent bomb threats in London and Glasgow, the Islamic Medical Association UK has sent the following letter to the media. Many other Muslim groups have also joined the condemnations.

  • 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.

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