Blogs

10 Nov 2014

The belief that violence “saves” is so successful because it doesn’t seem to be mythic in the least. Violence simply appears to be the nature of things. It’s what works. It seems inevitable, the last and, often, the first resort in conflicts, says the late Professor Walter Wink. If a god is what you turn to when all else fails, violence certainly functions as a god. What people overlook, then, is the religious character of violence. It demands from its devotees an absolute obedience-unto-death. It requires a theological critique.

10 Nov 2014

Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.

10 Nov 2014

The Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) has announced that it is launching its first ever Christian social action awards ceremony.

10 Nov 2014

With the eyes of the world on Brisbane ahead of this week’s G20 Summit, Micah Challenge has been seeking to make the most of the spotlight.

10 Nov 2014

As the world marks a year since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the focus is on how to move forward action against climate change.

8 Nov 2014

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the United States’ decision to join the majority of the world’s states at a landmark conference on nuclear weapons next month.

8 Nov 2014

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the United States’ decision to join the majority of the world’s states at a landmark conference on nuclear weapons next month.