Commentary

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

  • 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.

  • 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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