It is vital that we recognise that this action and the justifications of it announced on Monday raise important moral and legal questions. If not critically assessed, they set potentially very serious precedents which we need to consider carefully
I recently came across this joke about the nuclear deterrence debate: “it’s like a prehistoric bug trapped in amber: it had obviously been alive once, but it hadn’t moved in millions of years”. This characterisation was offered in 1987 (by Philip Bobbitt in Democracy and Deterrence). Nearly thirty years later, little appears to have changed. … Continue Reading
If any meaningful language and vision of change is to emerge within the Labour Party, it needs to develop a way of talking about love and sin.
Against the faux morality of finance capitalism, the potency of a story about a God who forgives debts can be heard afresh.
On the 10th anniversary of 7/7 we are republishing Graham Kings’ July 2005 reflections on the day written as the first Fulcrum newsletter when he was Vicar of St Mary’s. Islington
Professor Andrew Bush reflects on the Charleston murders
In the end politics is far too important to leave to the politicians. It is about shaping the future of our common life – and we all need to get involved (including the bishops!) – because everyone single one of us is responsible for our own response.
Whatever its limitations, “Who is my neighbour?” significantly raises the bar for official church statements on politics. It shows how theological truth can speak effectively and illuminatingly to the political health of the nation at a moment of crisis and opportunity. It thus plausibly carries a claim to prophecy.
Talk by Baroness Maeve Sherlock at the Fulcrum Pivot Point held on February 2nd 2015 at Portcullis House, Westminster.
Talk by the Rt. Hon. Caroline Spelman MP at the Fulcrum Pivot Point held on February 2nd 2015 at Portcullis House, Westminster.