News of the conflict in Gaza prompted Ben Coleridge to reflect on the time he spent in Israel and Palestine last year, and on his encounters with people whose daily lives are affected by the troubles in the region. Why are conversations a
This week’s appeal by the former head of Haringey Council’s children’s services against her dismissal has once again raised questions about the accountability of those involved in the tragic case of Baby P. Joe Egerton challenges the dema
Zimbabwean Jesuit David Harold-Barry looks at the concept of power expressed in the letters of St Paul, as part of Thinking Faith’s series for the Pauline Year. How does Paul’s idea of power differ to the manifestations of politica
A major new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research poses challenging yet timely questions to people of faith who are engaged with public affairs and issues of citizenship, writes Francis Davis. How might the issues arising fro
Walter Fernandes SJ describes the reaction to the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai, and examines the impact of the attacks on a national and international level.To what extent have the attacks fuelled religious and class tensions in India?
Gregory Chisholm SJ looks at the background and vision of Barack Obama, a man whose political success is posing a challenge even for his supporters.
What does the future hold for the Republican Party in light of Senator John McCain’s defeat in the US presidential elections? Keith McMillan SJ explores the implications of the forthcoming Obama presidency for the Grand Old Party.
Austen Ivereigh considers how Barack Obama’s background in citizens’ organising has influenced his politics.
The Westfield Group are the largest retail property group in the world, with 118 sites in their portfolio. How did a grassroots organisation manage to convince them to pay all of their employees at the White City site more than the legal requirement?
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