Category - America

  • December 7, 2012

    Human rights defenders in the Americas are facing escalating intimidation, harassment and attacks from security forces, paramilitary groups and organised crime.

  • November 9, 2011

    A strong majority (60 per cent) of Americans believe that their society would be better off if the distribution of wealth were more equal.

  • January 28, 2011

    The extraordinary arc of Barack Obama’s popular appeal tells a deeper story of America: of how the relationship between liberalism and religion was forged, then frayed and broken, and how the president’s rhetoric offered the mirage of healing. Theo Hobson asks what, if anything, can be recovered from the ashes of a once-potent compact.

  • October 19, 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • August 25, 2010

    Georgia death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is back on track for execution, despite doubts about his guilt raised during a June evidentiary hearing.

  • August 23, 2010

    New report from the Pew Research Centre shows more than 50 per cent of Americans support same sex civil unions.

  • September 7, 2009

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

  • February 26, 2009

    Metropolitan Jonah, the new head of the Orthodox Church in America, says he "laughs off" any comparison made between himself and US President Barack Obama as a reformer and agent of change.

  • June 26, 2008

    Have many American Christians forgotten the distinction between discipleship and partisanship, asks Martin E. marty, looking at some authors who unpack the complex relationship between Christian faith and political reality.

  • October 29, 2007

    Thirty scholars and theologians from Asia and the United States gathered from 23-25 October 2007 at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), for a historic Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum with a focus on global reconciliation.