Features

  • 10 Mar 2009

    The idea of preparing for death makes sense, says Giles Fraser. In a society that fears dying it has taken a reality TV celebrity to remind us of what is truly important in negotiating mortality.

  • 10 Mar 2009

    If we are to have publicly funded faith schools, then they must serve the whole community, says Anglican vicar Jeremy Chadd. They mustn’t exist to prop up one community, nor to offer escape routes from a more diverse real world to those who already have all the advantages in life.

  • 9 Mar 2009

    We need to appreciate the life and witness of those indigenous Christians who have lived in the Holy Land for two millennia, says Harry Hagopian.

  • 9 Mar 2009

    Jews need reassurance right now that the agenda represented by the renewed civil liberties movement in Britain is for them, writes Keith Kahn-Harris. They represent a powerful resource for change, but fear is holding them back.

  • 3 Mar 2009

    Faith communities don't need special privileges, says Vaughan Jones. They need to be free to be the communities they are and to ensure that all members are treated as full human beings with full rights.

  • 2 Mar 2009

    The slums of West Africa and of Mumbai are a reminder that the world's horrors are immune to pieties and romanticism, says Giles Fraser. What is needed is compassionate action.

  • 26 Feb 2009

    Anabaptists were the radicals of the Reformation – pacifist but prickly – and Mennonites were the Dutch Anabaptists. Phil Wood describes his Spiritual and social journey on the dissenting margins of historic Christianity.

  • 24 Feb 2009

    The Church of England's General Synod produces the headlines, says Giles Fraser. But this is not the true church. They are somewhere else, trying to make a real difference to the world.

  • 21 Feb 2009

    How economies will fare after the current financial seism has passed, says Manoj Kurian, will depend very much on how governments and civil society are able to care for the welfare and health of their people during the crisis.

  • 19 Feb 2009

    Growing up does not always come with age, says Giles Fraser. Many people are little more than moral babies, well into their 30s and 40s. Real growing up is a moral business, concerned with over­coming infantile self-obsession.