The Symon Hill Column

Ekklesia associate director Symon Hill reflects on religion, society and politics

  • 29 Oct 2009

    Those who disagree with the allegedly homophobic views of a Norwich resident suspected of a hate incident have spoken up for her right to express them. Her supporters, on the other hand, have generally not issued statements showing such generosity or understanding.

  • 15 Oct 2009

    The government's initiative for the "white working class" uses a loaded phrase and deflects attention from the real division in British society - between the very rich and the rest of us.

  • 1 Oct 2009

    The news that BAE will be prosecuted shouldn't be such a surprise. In a fair world, it would be normal. But fairness is not a quality that has ever applied to BAE, a company that has spent years using its influence to avoid facing justice.

  • 31 Jul 2009

    The Quakers have become the first major denomination in Britain to endorse same-sex marriage, putting themselves in conflict with the law. Their example is an inspiration to people in other denominations struggling for equality.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    If there's anything more disheartening than this week's report on social mobility, it's the government's response to it. Their timid proposals for higher education are unlikely to do anything to challenge the way that the education system functions to maintain privilege and inequality.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    Today is the UK's first Armed Forces Day. It is a thinly veiled attempt to deflect scrutiny of politicians who have made disastrous decisions about war, says Symon Hill. But sentiment is no substitute for accountability.