Features

  • 06 Jan 2009

    These days we are often encouraged to 'get real'. But what does this mean, in the world at large and in the church in particular, asks Giles Fraser. It means returning to practicalities in a new way.

  • 06 Jan 2009

    In the midst of violent conflict in Colombia, humanitarian zones supported by churches and civic groups are a way of stopping the killing and modelling an alternative.

  • 06 Jan 2009

    Taking the ancient religious law of proportionate response ("an eye for an eye") as an injunction for modern revenge and preemptive attack is a recipe for disaster, says Martin Marty.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    The Christmas message is one of deliveerance from fear, says Giles Fraser. But the approach the Pope has taken to 'human ecology' heads perilously in the other direction.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Christmas is a good time to think again about our attitudes to children and about what happens to children in our societies, says Rowan Williams. Christians who recognise the infinite God in the vulnerability of a newborn baby have particular reason to do so.

  • 24 Dec 2008

    Peace is a way of life, says the Rev Dr Geiko Müller-Fahrenholz, and it is the mission of the churches to bring up new generations of Christians to live out God's peace in all aspects of their lives.

  • 12 Dec 2008

    The Bank of England reports that members of the public now owe £1.457 trillion, £1.219 trillion of which is secured on dwellings, the value of which con­tinues to diminish, says Giles Fraser. So is more shopping the answer?

  • 12 Dec 2008

    As the cholera outbreak and the worsening situation in Zimbabwe keeps the country in the news headlines, Tim Nafziger joins an interview with Arthur Mutambara, the leader of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

  • 08 Dec 2008

    In the 'United Kingdom' it is our political inheritance which is defining how we see God and the place of the church, rather than a vision of the kingdom of God which is shaping our politics, says Tom Hurcombe. The vision of Jesus and monarchical assumptions are fundamentally antagonistic.

  • 27 Nov 2008

    The carnage in Mumbai in which gunmen have killed over a hundred people, injured many more and taken hostages, has shocked the world. It has thrown a spotlight on religious extremism of various kinds, writes Savi Hensman.