Category - IS Islamic State

  • October 4, 2014

    Muslim leaders in Britain and across the world have condemned as 'despicable' the apparent murder of aid worker Alan Hemmings.

  • October 4, 2014

    The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of British humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning by the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

  • October 3, 2014

    The ever-productive Martin Marty Centre at the Divinity School in the University of Chicago has offered a powerful article in its 'Sightings' series on what can and cannot be known and understood about IS/ISIS at present.

  • October 2, 2014

    Thinking about how to respond to ISIS/IS, and in view of the perilous realities of Iraq and Syria, have we tended to ignore the increasing tensions in Palestine and the relationship between all these? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian argues that ISIS cannot be dealt with by brute force and must be countered by political solutions that re-enfranchise the peoples of the region.

  • September 30, 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • September 28, 2014

    IS has recruited more than 6,000 new fighters since the US began targeting the violently militant group with air strikes in August 2014.

  • September 28, 2014

    Bombing plays into the hands of IS, whereas education, development and refugee support can begin to address underlying causes, says Giles Fraser.

  • September 25, 2014

    The UK government is seeking parliament’s approval to join the USA in carrying out air strikes on Iraq. The aim is to weaken Isis forces, responsible for various atrocities. But the attack may strengthen them instead.

  • September 25, 2014

    As Parliament is recalled to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Quakers in Britain have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister.

  • August 28, 2014

    Atrocities by Syrian government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place, causing suffering to civilians and affecting international peace and stability, says a UN-appointed panel.