Joe Egerton draws a comparison between the contemporary Parliamentary reformer, Dr Tony Wright MP, and the Jesuit political theologian, Robert Parsons.
Memories of the seminal events that took place in South Africa in February 1990, which ended with Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, will live long in the minds of those who experienced the atmosphere in the country at the time. Anthony Egan SJ describes the reaction to this crucial chapter in the struggle against apartheid. How did people of faith see these events as a sign of the coming of God’s kingdom?
Austen Ivereigh looks at Pope Benedict’s discussion in Caritas in veritate of the role of gift and gratuitousness in our society. Why are contractual relationships, on which economics and bureaucracy are based, not enough to fulfil our human needs? And what can a strong civil society, based on covenant, achieve for its citizens by emphasising relationships based on trust rather than exchange?
German Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord recalled his memories of November 1989 and describes the momentous events that led to the reunification of Germany.
As Parliament returned after the summer recess last week, so did the ongoing scandal over MPs’ expenses.
Jesuit theologian James Corkery presents the perspectives on Europe of Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II, and looks at how their vision can inform the development of the European Union. How has Europe drifted away from its Christian roots, and why is the future of the continent dependent on the rediscovery of its identity as ‘a way of being together by different peoples that is founded on a mutual ordering of faith and reason’?
A 2009 report shows that the NHS paid £769 million in compensation in 2008/9, including over £100 million to lawyers acting for claimants. Joe Egerton argues that this demonstrates a flawed understanding of the relationship between the NHS and those it serves.
Can we describe America as 'religious' and Europe as 'secular'? This book looks at four dimensions of the differences between the two.
22 June is the Feast Day of St Thomas More, the patron saint of statesmen. 'His life teaches us that Government is above all an exercise of virtue.'
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