Simon Barrow's blog

Remembering Kennedy

Remembering Kennedy

Ted Kennedy was an outspoken advocate of social justice, but also (as he himself recognised) a deeply flawed person.

Taking a global churches' view

Taking a global churches' view

Besides tending its own affairs, the World Council of Churches has been busy with global advocacy work over the past week.

A royal welcome to ResPublica

The theologian and 'red Tory', Phillip Blond has just announced the emergence of his new think-tank, ResPublica, on his Facebook page.

Reading for a change

Reading for a change

Our online book service partner, Metanoia has many compelling new books in stock for August - biblical studies, understanding Iran, Christ in the C21st century faith, Christian anarchism, Mennonite practice, and more.

Quest for justice

International Justice Mission is a human rights organisation that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

Get involved in proposing democratic change

Get involved in proposing democratic change

Real Change: The Open Politics Network is shortly to be involved in a series of small ‘hearings’ (focus-group like meetings) across the UK to find out what concerned citizens in Britain think about the renewal of politics and the democratic process.

Anabaptism in the C21st

Anabaptism in the C21st

What role does Anabaptism have to play in renewing Christianity in the new century? How do we appropriately take our past into the future?

Reporting fairly on faith schools reform

Reporting fairly on faith schools reform

The simplistic mentality that presumes you can only be ‘for’ or ‘against’ things in their undifferentiated totality makes developing a rather more credible reform agenda on faith schools a tough proposition – but all the more necessary.

Politics has a new voice of pod

Politics has a new voice of pod

Democratic change and civil liberties, with a local, legal and non-party twist, is the focus of a new politics podcasting and newsletter initiative.

Blond ambition

Blond ambition

Transgressive political theorist and theologian Phillip Blond is on the threshold of launching a new venture, according to Allegra Stratton.