• October 1, 2009

    Seventeen years after the war ended in Mozambique, churches are still collecting and destroying weapons and cleaning up areas of unexploded ordnance so the land can be farmed, says Juan Michel. It shows how hope can be built out of destruction.

  • September 25, 2009

    The Elders initiative is seeking to bring wisdom and perspective to global issues, says Martin Marty. What they have to take on are not just secular assumptions but ones deeply rooted in mistaken religious ideologies.

  • September 18, 2009

    Faith and civic groups are engaged in a whole series of campaigns for people and planet, says Niall Cooper. But if politicians are to be held accountable up to and beyond the election, common action is needed in place of competing cacophony.

  • September 11, 2009

    Following recent action by Africa, a majority of the world's countries have now banned nuclear weapons from their national territory for the first time, says Jonathan Frerichs. The churches have played an important role in this.

  • September 7, 2009

    Bankruptcy is on the increase, says Giles Fraser. There is tragedy in economic brokenness, but also hope. Debt forgiveness has the whiff of salvation and biblical Jubilee about it.

  • September 7, 2009

    Gerrard Winstanley was a ‘true leveller’ in the C17th and a significant theologian, says biblical scholar Chris Rowland. We do well to remember his words and example.

  • August 26, 2009

    The armed conflict in Angola ended seven years ago, says Juan Michel but the consequences of four decades of war are felt still today. And women seem to be bearing most of the brunt.

  • August 22, 2009

    The National Health Service has continued to take a bashing in the USA, says Giles Fraser. The outrage of the religious right is fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, he argues.

  • August 5, 2009

    A joint statement from groups working together in the Church of England

  • August 4, 2009

    The current situation for Israelis and Palestinians is miserable and stalemated, says Harry Hagopian. But in analysing the role, outlook and prospects for each of the protagonists in the region, he argues that a break with the politics of despair is essential.