Christianity is essentially a radical rescue operation, rather than a bourgeois message of moral self-improvement, says Giles Fraser. To live out a Christian life and to develop life-enhancing ethics, we need solidarity and help from beyond ourselves.
Free market ideologues have used Fairtrade Fortnight to attack what they regard as counter-productive do-gooding, says Simon Barrow. But what does freedom mean in economic terms, and is fairness something to be left wholly to markets?
The second meeting of an Evangelical Christian-Muslim Dialogue took place in Tripoli last week, and is seen by participants as an important step forward in understanding between two faith traditions that have often been at loggerheads.