• November 1, 2007

    It is wrong that "rules of law, human affairs and democracy are cast aside to worship a barrel of oil" said Mark Thomas in protesting about the Saudi state visit to the UK.

  • November 1, 2007

    As the debate on migration continues, Jon Cruddas argues that it needs to be located in relation to population change, service provision, housing, employment/the economy and global factors.

  • October 31, 2007

    BCC Radio 4's flagship Today programme was officially fifty years old on 28 October 2007. How could we not send our congratulations?

  • October 30, 2007

    A discussion is taking place over on the Thinking Anglicans website, following a trenchant article by Giles Fraser in the Church Times: Is secularism neutral on faith or anti-religious?

  • October 22, 2007

    Both in the UK and the USA, 'religion' is discussed furiously. The loudest voices, including some prominent anti-religious figures and a range of what could be called zealous religiosi, are often those least equipped for thoughtful debate - and least interested in acquiring the skills and data.

  • October 21, 2007

    The US religious right is powerful and vocal, but it is defending a dying corpus while failing to attend to the true source of life, suggests Diana Butler Bass in remembering respectfully yet critically a man described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the most influential evangelical you’ve never heard of.”

  • October 21, 2007

    The latest controversy over Martin Amis's comments about Islam illustrates how ignorant our debate on identity has become, writes Sunny Hundal.

  • October 21, 2007

    This week (21-28 October 2007) is One World Week - an opportunity for people from a variety of faith backgrounds and none to highlight justice and peace issues arising from the local and the global, as we encounter it on a daily basis.

  • October 19, 2007

    Our friend Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament at General Theological Seminary, New York, USA, has a post which is of natural interest to us on her fine blog ...

  • October 18, 2007

    Everyone knows that the Christian Right is a potent force in American politics. But since the mid-nineties, an increasingly influential religious movement has arisen on the left, mostly escaping the national press’s notice.