Commentary

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

  • 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.

  • July 24, 2007
  • July 24, 2007

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, a Daily Telegraph writer is less than impressed with the notion that there could be a Christian problem with religious violence per se, not just Muslim versions of it.

  • July 21, 2007

    At the root of death-dealing religion and ideology is fear, says Simon Barrow. The biggest challenge we face today is how to challenge cultures of death from within, replacing the logic of the sword with an invitation to life.

  • July 17, 2007

    Killing the Buddha is a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches...

  • July 16, 2007
  • July 16, 2007

    Europe thinks of itself as a cradle of modern secularity, but religion is far from dead - even if its institutions are reeling.

  • 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.

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