Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.
Long-time Middle East expert Dr Harry Hagopian, Ecumenical, Legal & Political Consultant to the Armenian Church in the UK, assesses the prsopects of the Annapolis for peace with justice in Israel-Palestine.
If children are traumatised by media images of violence, the answer is not censorship says Colin Morris, but deeper questions about the networks of wrong doing we are part of and the question of whether and how redemption is possible.
Parallels between civil wars and the escalating crisis within American Anglicanism are now being made, says Giles Fraser. Issues of truth and justice cannot be suppressed by a false and forced kind of unity.
As medical science continues to explore the wonder of the human body, we must ensure that our theological thinking keeps pace, says Kevin Boyd. Fleshly existence is deeply bound up with religious formation, not least in incarnational Christianity.
The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has set out his view of women as 'equal but different'. Savi Hensman traces the patriarchal assumptions behind this position, and questions its claims to biblical authority.
For many years now, high profile Christian leaders have been saying that homosexuality is destroying the church, says Tim Nafziger. It turns out that it may be their homophobia that is isolating the church from young people and many others.
Chaplains in the public sphere can play an important role in offering spiritual and pastoral support, says Andrew Copson. But they must be open to all, including the non-religious, who are unfairly marginalised in current arrangements.
There is a continuing row between Amnesty International and the Vatican over access to abortion by women who have been abused and raped. Here AI explains its policy and contests representations of it by some critics and campaigners.