Blogs

23 Jan 2015

When children are murdered, let us call each child by name and name what has been done to her in the name of some cause she will never know or understand. To call a murdered child a suicide bomber is to violate her all over again, says Professor Tina Beattie, in the wake of Boko Haram's deadliest yet attacks in northern Nigeria.

23 Jan 2015

Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

23 Jan 2015

The chief executive of Scotland's leading network of voluntary organisations has issued a damning verdict on the UK government's devolution plans.

23 Jan 2015

Civic groups have reacted with scepticism to the UK Government’s command paper on the Smith Commission proposals for devolution to Scotland.

23 Jan 2015

Churches have expressed deep concern over reports of widespread violence around demonstrations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

23 Jan 2015

Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of over 70 churches and many deaths, have been strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches.

23 Jan 2015

We have suddenly become a world that talks about inequality. That's certainly better than not talking about it. But waxing lyrical about a concern and doing something about it are not the same thing, says Simon Barrow, pointing to the deeper issues calling for action.

23 Jan 2015

Despite weeks of refusing to budge it now looks as if BBC and ITV are set to expand the General Election 2015 party leader debates.

23 Jan 2015

The National Health Action Party has welcomed a statement by the SNP that it would be ready to vote on English health laws and repeal privatisation at Westminster.