Simon Barrow's blog

Networking democracy

OurKingdom, a project of the online magazine OpenDemocracy, is hosting what it believes to be a unique online deliberation on how the potential of the internet can be integrated into a national political process.

Anabaptist voice from down under

Anabaptist voice from down under

Doug Hynd's weblog 'Subversive Voices' ("Reflections on politics, public policy, theology and culture, informed by the radical tradition of Christian witness") has been added to our roll (see right hand column, toward the foot of the page).

Accounting for the hope within

Accounting for the hope within

Ekklesia's friends and associates are a varied bunch - Anabaptist, Catholic, Evangelical, liberal, Protestant, radical and more. Here Theo Hobson tells it like it is for him.

Blogging against theocracy

Blogging against theocracy

A variety of bloggers have been involved in a 'swarm' over the Easter weekend, speaking out for religious freedom and against attempts to manipulate the state to an exclusive allegiance.

The utimate peace agreement

The utimate peace agreement

In his recent BBC Radio 2 'Pause for Thought' slot, Archbishop Rowan Williams described Good Friday as "the ultimate peace agreement" - and not just in Northern Ireland.

Remembering Romero

Easter Monday marks the 28th anniversary of the murder of Monseñor Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, in El Salvador - killed for defending the poor in the name of Christ.

Thinking outside the system

Thinking outside the system

Today there was a marvellous BBC Radio 4 programme on paradoxical Christian philosopher Kierkegaard today. You can download it as a podcast.

Religion and Society research programme

A major five year research programme on faith and society is underway, and has a valuable new website.

Faith in anarchism?

Faith in anarchism?

Christianity is often portrayed as inherently conservative and hierarchical. But there is another, much more subversive side to it...

Christians and Muslims in Oxford

Christians and Muslims in Oxford

The Bishop of Oxford has responded to inflammatory press reports about the debate concerning a call for the minaret there, and the reactions he has received.