Commentary

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

  • 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.

  • 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...