John Pontifex reflects on his visit to China, and explores how the Church in China’s Jesuit origins can help the country’s faithful find a balance between their religious faith and cultural identity.
The question of whether firms such as Anglo American should invest in Zimbabwe is, argues Joe Egerton, a case for a proper reflection rather than knee-jerk opposition. Applying St Thomas Aquinas’s principles for waging a just war to the a
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is preparing to be re-elected unopposed after the opposition’s withdrawal from the election, amid reports of widespread violence and intimidation. The situation in Zimbabwe, however, was being foretold
When Ian Paisley stepped down in 2008 as First Minister of the devolved government in Northern Ireland, having spent more than forty years as the most prominent and vocal opponent of power-sharing, Irish Jesuit, Brian Lennon, assessed how far Dr Paisley had travelled and why he had done so.
Our political leaders are keen to acknowledge and encourage the contribution that religious charities make to British society, but after recent changes in charity law, the religious inspiration and identity of such groups is in danger of b
Our comfortable familiarity with the stereotypical images of class conflict deployed by Labour in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election campaign suggests that we need the jolt of a well-articulated religious perspective on equality, according
The concept of viability had a high profile in this week’s debate over the legal time limit for abortions. In fact, it was irrelevant and turned out to be a hostage to fortune, argues the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public
In a week when faith leaders have spoken out on the Embryology Bill currently before Parliament, and the think tank Theos launched a report urging caution in the church’s partnerships with government, Frank Turner SJ reflects on the
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