truth

  • 6 Mar 2015

    Being a person who respects truth is about a great deal more than avoiding the telling of lies. It may mean acknowledging and regretting you have told a partial truth or that you have avoided taking responsibility for an error of judgement.

  • 11 Feb 2015

    Whoever we decide to vote for in May, we need an election campaign fought on the basis of truth, not spin. In the past, charities would have spoken out if a politician tried to give a false picture of reality, but many now feel gagged by the Lobbying Act passed last year. Happily, one charity exists solely to check facts, but it needs our help to meet the challenge of the election campaign.

  • 30 Jan 2015

    A question for every one of us: how particular are you about truth and accuracy if a statement gives you an advantage or feeds your confirmation bias? Over the next 98 days, we are going to see and hear a lot of information which will either do this, or will make us fume and curse its falsity.

  • 3 Sep 2014

    Misrepresentation by government departments is an abuse of community, says Jill Segger. She suggests that the behaviour of the DWP not only contravenes the Cabinet Office guidance on goverment communications, but violates the commandment against bearing false witness.

  • 30 Jan 2014

    Facing the past is crucial to institutional and informal mechanisms for justice, reconciliation and conflict resolution, the WCC hears.

  • 14 Nov 2013

    The sixth and final presentation in the "Making representations: religious faith and the habits of language" Gifford Lecture series was delivered by Dr Rowan Williams at the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November 2013.

  • 27 Oct 2013

    Propaganda could be described as persuasion without morals. It has been a tool of power for centuries and in our own time, its use in inculcating a state of belief which is not in proportion to evidence, is most clearly seen in politicians' choice and use of slogans.

  • 13 May 2013

    As Michael Gove joins Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron in misusing and misrepresenting facts for his own purposes, Jill Segger argues that politicans have taken another step towards destruction of the trust which is essential if our common democratic life is to thrive.

  • 28 Mar 2013

    A Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches, a Methodist lecturer, has joined up with Brazil’s National Truth Commission.

  • 10 Mar 2013

    Not long ago, a solicitor who has recently started attending Quaker Meetings for Worship told me that over a lifetime of practice, he had on many occasions been impressed by Friends who would put themselves at a legal and financial disadvantage by strict adherence to the truth. Although this is by no means a virtue confined to Quakers, its absence is perhaps more common than its presence and has in recent weeks, come into sharp political focus.