Commentary

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

  • April 18, 2007

    The latest US shooting atrocity, at Virginia Tech University, is another tragic embodiment of American worship of the gun, says Tim Nafziger.

  • April 16, 2007

    Some say that without religion everything would be nice and rational. Hmmnnn...

  • April 16, 2007

    Simon Barrow gives an overview of three scholarly contributions by Kenneth Cragg, perhaps the world's leading interpreter of the relations between the Semitic faiths and their encounters with Western culture.

  • April 15, 2007

    In addition to long-term work involving a substantial investment of time, training and commitment, Christian Peacemaker Teams sends short-term (7-14 day) delegations into crisis settings around the world.

  • April 15, 2007

    Easter is awkward for the church, because its revolutionary message leaves it nowhere to hide religiously, politically or intellectually, argues Simon Barrow.

  • April 14, 2007

    In the brutality of the crucifixion, the political and religious order that put Jesus to death was laid bare. But the church has sweetened and sanitised its saviour far more than chocolatiers can ever do, says Jonathan Bartley.

  • April 12, 2007

    Peace and justice means more than political expediency, argues Timothy Seidel - and behind the fashionable rhetoric of 'two states' for Palestine/Israel lie some highly dubious agendas.

  • April 12, 2007

    We need to ask deeper questions about the 'punishment and reward' theology of targets, markets and excellence that has come to dominate health policy, suggests Savi Hensman.

  • April 12, 2007

    Both the Easter story and recent political dramas in the Middle East highlight deep questions about power, says Colin Morris. They show that the power of life is about persuasion.

  • April 10, 2007
  • April 10, 2007

    Jonathan Bartley's BBC Radio 4 Thought for the Day this morning looked at how 'acts of grace' take on a political role - specifically in relation to the Iran captives saga.

  • April 8, 2007

    Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford, has a fine and moving article in The Observer today - ostensibly about the dilemmas faced by Rowan Williams, but effectively reminding all Christians about something inherent in their vocation....

  • April 8, 2007

    Here's the story that didn't quite make it into The Guardian last Thursday.

  • April 7, 2007

    The Easter story resonates with alarming radicalism, says a scholar-bishop.

  • April 7, 2007

    Giles Fraser says that Christianity should recapture the liberating core of its message - in partnership with its Jewish friends

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