• March 6, 2014

    UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today (6 March) with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the Security Council on the situation later today.

  • February 9, 2014

    Faith leaders can show another way to war and violence, says Bartholomew, Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople.

  • September 30, 2013

    It hasn't been a good fortnight for forbearance and self control in the political arena.

  • July 2, 2013

    “Two arrogant posh boys who don't know the price of milk” Nadine Dorries' opinion of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor gave every appearance of welling up from a deep reservoir of personal peeve. But last week, a Conservative MP expressed an almost identical opinion to me.

  • June 2, 2013

    “I'll get you a nice cup of tea.” There can be few people in these islands – particularly in England – who have not heard these words at a time of distress. In shock or bereavement many of us will have smiled through our tears at being gently offered the national sacrament of solidarity.

  • January 9, 2013

    Core religious issues of Jewish-Christian relations intertwine with complex current political realities, says Dr Clare Amos from the World Council of Churches.

  • April 15, 2012

    It gets harder by the day to hear the still small voice. There is a stridency in our culture which makes dialogue, the resolution of conflict or even simple understanding increasingly difficult.

  • August 7, 2011

    Conversation, which is a cornerstone of human relationships, is crucial to achieving peace in a world of conflict and injustice, says Bishop Brian Smith.

  • May 13, 2011

    I’ve overheard some interesting conversations this week while travelling on public transport. As any Londoner knows, the unwritten rule is that you can be chatty on the buses, but it’s really not done to talk too much on the Tube. So I’ll start with a beautiful conversation from a ride on that previously mentioned (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14356) rammed bus to Deptford Bridge.

  • March 29, 2011

    Questioning the coherence of the newly-initiated World Interfaith Harmony Week, Michael Marten says that if neither 'faith' nor 'religion' really serve as useful comparative or relational concepts, it is perhaps intellectually more honest, and practically more fruitful, to abandon the pretence of ‘interfaith’ dialogue in favour of simple ‘interhuman’ dialogue.