• May 23, 2013

    In the streets of Woolwich, south-east London, a brutal murder took place yesterday (22 May). Pictures and eyewitness accounts suggest that a man was hacked to death in broad daylight and those responsible for this horrific crime were arrested shortly afterwards. While this was a tragedy for the victim, his family and friends and a shock to the local community, the reaction by some in government risks spreading unnecessary panic.

  • May 10, 2011

    As some people in the USA and elsewhere took to the streets to celebrate the killing of Osama bin Laden, Episcopalians offered notes of caution and reflection.

  • May 8, 2011

    Explaining to children the irrationality of adult behaviour is always challenging, says Sande Ramage. But in the case of the killing of Osama Bun Laden it is almost an impossibility.

  • May 5, 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US special forces makes him feel "uncomfortable".

  • October 22, 2008

    James Bond may be fantasy, but according to an army expert our media replicate many of the psychological tech­niques used by the military to over­come our resistance to killing, says Giles Fraser. No wonder the murder rate is rising among the young.

  • January 11, 2007

    A village priest has been killed by thieves after Christmas Eve services marked by the Russian Orthodox Church on 6 January 2007, in the second violent death of a cleric to shake the church in just over a month