• June 2, 2009

    Human rights groups have deplored the execution and crucifixion which took place in Saudi Arabia yesterday. Ahmed bin 'Adhaib bin 'Askar al-shamlani al-'Anzi was beheaded and his body crucified publicly in Riyadh.

  • April 12, 2009

    The Cross of Christ is God's identification with the victim, says Giles Fraser. It abolishes the order of sin and death by abolishing sacrifice, not sanctifying it.

  • April 10, 2009

    The crucifixion reminds us that God is well acquainted with places like Abu Ghraib, says Jennifer Halteman Schrock. May the suffering that Christ endured while on trial as a “terrorist” fill us with compassion.

  • March 14, 2008

    In a reflection on faith and human rights for Easter, Savi Hensman argues that issues of life and death and the question about whether Christians are on the side of the powerful or the powerless go to the heart of the Gospel story.

  • August 24, 2007

    Alison Goodlad revisits a book which is fast becoming a Christian classic and discovers that the most famous trial in history is as much about the incapacity of a world like the one we have constructed to comprehend the love of God, as it is about why Jesus stands before Pilate.

  • April 6, 2007

    Easter calls all people – including those in the churches – to recognize the suffering they cause, and to seek a change of heart and direction, says Dr Rowan Williams in his Good Friday message.

  • April 4, 2007

    Following the creation of a controversial naked statue of a chocolate Jesus by an artist in New York, Christians in New Zealand have hung a picture of a chocolate Jesus on the country's busiest street.