truth

  • October 27, 2013

    Propaganda could be described as persuasion without morals. It has been a tool of power for centuries and in our own time, its use in inculcating a state of belief which is not in proportion to evidence, is most clearly seen in politicians' choice and use of slogans.

  • May 13, 2013

    As Michael Gove joins Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron in misusing and misrepresenting facts for his own purposes, Jill Segger argues that politicans have taken another step towards destruction of the trust which is essential if our common democratic life is to thrive.

  • March 28, 2013

    A Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches, a Methodist lecturer, has joined up with Brazil’s National Truth Commission.

  • March 10, 2013

    Not long ago, a solicitor who has recently started attending Quaker Meetings for Worship told me that over a lifetime of practice, he had on many occasions been impressed by Friends who would put themselves at a legal and financial disadvantage by strict adherence to the truth. Although this is by no means a virtue confined to Quakers, its absence is perhaps more common than its presence and has in recent weeks, come into sharp political focus.

  • July 18, 2011

    Amid the moral turmoil and instability surrounding News International, there is a message for our own times in the steadfast pursuit of truth shown by the Seekers who gathered to listen to George Fox on Firbank Fell in 1652, says Jill Segger

  • November 24, 2009

    Moral relativism, confusion and cynical resignation to the pressures of realpolitik bring apathy in their train, says Jill Segger. Truthfulness is about a different and hopeful way of living.

  • January 7, 2008

    A conference organised and held by St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation

  • March 14, 2007

    Never before has the opportunity for discourse, and the challenge to its essential truthfulness, been greater.