While the world focuses on elections in South Africa, the terrible plight of people in Zimbabwe continues, says Oskar Wempter. He describes the stranglehold on the country and the impact on its starving population.
The domineering and partisan politics of the US religious right was a serious Christian mistake, says Jim Wallis. To be faithful to the Gospel, Christians need to engage publicly and politically from the vulnerable space that Jesus made his own.
Leading US evangelical author and speaker Tony Campolo re-examines The Revelation of St John the Divine in terms of what lies behind the current economic crisis, and discovers personal and political lessons rooted in a vision of God's coming kingdom.
The desert in Nevada, where native people once came for water to sustain life, is waiting for the transformation inherent in faith says Gene Stoltzfus, as he joins Holy Week prayer and protest at an air force base.
The resurrection of Christ is not an argument to be had but a life to be lived, says Rowan Williams. We need to hear what is so often the question that's really being asked when people ask, 'How do you know?'
The crucifixion reminds us that God is well acquainted with places like Abu Ghraib, says Jennifer Halteman Schrock. May the suffering that Christ endured while on trial as a “terrorist” fill us with compassion.
History was made at the UN climate talks last week – not by the achievement of a breakthrough in negotiations, unfortunately, but by the unprecedented walk-out by 800 civil society groups and trade unions, says Caroline Lucas MP, assessing what has happened and what needs to happen next.
What worries many powers today are Iranian encroaching attempts to enrich high-grade uranium. Has the deal that has just been done alleviated those fears, or merely been a piece of window dressing? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian examines the complexities, political dynamics and regional (global, indeed) implications of the Iran nuclear deal.