Simon Barrow's blog

Churches challenge Woolas on asylum

Churches challenge Woolas on asylum

Immigration Minister Phil Woolas last week attacked lawyers and human rights groups for their work on asylum. The Churches Refugee and Racial Justice Network has responded strongly.

Clegg in a sandwich pickle?

Clegg in a sandwich pickle?

Is the Lib Dem leader giving good enough lunch? Ekklesia has direct evidence.

Still having a dream

Still having a dream

We know the soundbite, but have you ever listened to Dr Martin Luther King Jr's most famous speech in full?

What kind of change is President Obama?

What kind of change is President Obama?

The election of Barack Obama in the US is a significant change, but it is a much smaller change than many people want to believe.

Empathy in a polarised world

When I was younger I used to rejoice in argument. Now I’m tired of it, even though I’m in a line of work where (in terms of the media and politics interface) polarisation is the way you are expected to play the game.

For one night only...

For one night only...

Living in a Multi-conviction Society: Conversion, Conversation & Co-existence, with Simon Barrow - St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation

Cold water, buses and shared humanity

Cold water, buses and shared humanity

The usual internet ranters apart, the much-publicised 'atheist bus project' has provoked some lively discussion and response.

Should politicians 'do God'?

Should politicians 'do God'?

Many believers want politicians to talk more about God and faith. Many secularists wish they would stop doing so. But are both missing the point?

Supporting Nicaragua

Supporting Nicaragua

Two new trustees needed for the Board of the charity Nicaragua
Solidarity Campaign. Can you help?

Believable finance

Believable finance

Ekklesia's briefing on faith and economy has been updated again to include the latest material appearing on the site about the global credit crunch.