Blogs

12 Nov 2014

Catholics in England and Wales have donated more than half a million pounds to CAFOD’s Ebola crisis appeal.

12 Nov 2014

In his 2014 book 'The Great and Holy War: How World War I changed religion forever' author and academic Philip Jenkins paints a picture of faith, and especially Christian faith, mired in blood. Is there a way out after Christendom?

11 Nov 2014

The Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago, says Amnesty.

11 Nov 2014

The TUC has asked UK Statistics Authority to investigate whether the Treasury has breached the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in a press release on female employment.

11 Nov 2014

The White Feather Diaries is an online Quaker storytelling project to mark the centenary of the First World War, and beyond. It has been curated by Ekklesia associate Symon Hill.

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.