• February 2, 2010

    To consider the possibility that whatever we cherish in our own environment, legends and customs, could have a parallel in the hearts of others, is to begin to mix the mortar that may bind us in solidarity, says Jill Segger. It is this solidarity which rests at the heart of a patriotism worthy of the name.

  • March 11, 2008

    Lord Goldsmith, speaking for the government citizenship review, walked into a backlash today over proposals that school-leavers should be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country.

  • May 1, 2007

    A leading figure in the official Chinese Protestant Church has emphasised autonomy and patriotism as two of its main values. But he claims the church is not subservinet to the state and is able to carry out its Christian mission.

  • April 23, 2007

    Saint George needs to be reclaimed from the Crusaders for a world where healing is needed in place of conflict, says Giles Fraser.

  • April 19, 2007

    St George isn't about jingoism, he's a global figure who took on empire and backed persecuted minorities, says a new report from Ekklesia - which wants 23 April to be a public holiday celebrating dissenters.

  • April 19, 2007
  • December 21, 2006

    Christians in Japan say the government has debased the country's peace-seeking constitution after the upper chamber of parliament approved the promotion of patriotism in the classroom by changing the country's education law - writes Hisashi Yukimoto for Ecumenical News International.