Commentary

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

  • June 14, 2007

    What is really at stake in the row between Sony and Manchester Cathedral over a violent video game? Simon Barrow looks at it in terms of Christendom, 'redemptive violence', image as commodity and the onset of the hyperreal.

  • June 14, 2007

    The spat between Sony and Manchester Cathedral over the siting of part of its violent video game Resistance: The Fall of Man raises issues which go far beyond legal rights and moral posturing.

  • June 14, 2007

    The attempt by the Vatican to get ordinary Catholics to stop supporting Amnesty International because it will not back a total ban on abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - is causing hurt, disappointment and anger among many people.

  • June 9, 2007

    Book sales help to keep Ekklesia running, to back those working for peace with justice - and to keep you informed and connected.

  • June 5, 2007

    The Stop the Traffik (sic) coalition is using word-of-mouth (or, rather, word-by-email) to get its message out through brief, high impact films aimed at passing on to friends.

  • June 4, 2007

    One of the many important life-issues raised by traditional Christian language about God is that of gender and paternity - human and divine.

  • June 3, 2007

    To some the doctrine of the Trinity looks to be modern Christianity's achilles heel in a rationalistic age, but Simon Barrow argues that it points to the coherence of God-talk as well as the challenges the Gospel poses.

  • May 30, 2007

    The BBC's website is running a picture stroy of Christian Peacemaker Team's work in Hebron. Great pictures and some information about their great (and much needed) work

  • May 29, 2007

    This Thursday (31 May) there is a unique chance to engage with Professor Deirdre Good about why the church may be overlooking Jesus and the Gospel message of inclusive community in its quest for 'fami

  • May 29, 2007

    Many apologies for the haitus over the past few days.

  • May 19, 2007

    Due to both domestic and technical issues, the Ekklesia daily news bulletin hasn't been running this week - but it will be back in action on Monday 21 May.

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  • May 15, 2007

    David Ford says that slavery is still very much alive, and that the systems and ideas that underpin it also challenge the church's deep collusion with racism - and its unwillingness to be grasped by the Gospel.

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