Savi Hensman's blog

Far-right violence in USA: faith, nationalism, love and justice

As US lawmakers were meeting on 6 January 2021 to ratify the results of the presidential election, far-right supporters of the US president, Donald Trump, stormed the building.

Anti-racism, right speech and overcoming injustice

In recent weeks, in response to sometimes deadly racial injustice, the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been widely shared.

Black Lives Matter: church, state and conflict in USA and UK

Two photographs, each of an American man holding a Bible, have been widely seen in news reports across the world.

Who is doing vital work during the pandemic?

UK key workers – including those who have died caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic – are disproportionately likely to be women, ethnic mino

Amidst a pandemic, people first or market forces?

The spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the value of human solidarity and society-wide and global action, rather than relying on ‘market forces’.

Defending India’s highest ideals, trying to prevent tragedy

On 18 December, I joined hundreds outside the Indian High Commission in London,

Surrendering to far-right fanaticism in India and UK

In India, the Supreme Court has rewarded far right violence in an attempt to keep

Fears that Sri Lanka mass violence will return as hardliner seeks presidency

In many countries, the run-up to elections can be tense.

Doctor’s dismissal for being anti-LGBT upheld but response to actor questionable

An employment tribunal dismissed an appeal by a doctor, David Makereth, against being sacked for being unwilling to treat transgender clients with res

Brexit, threats and divisions

There have been extraordinary scenes in Parliament and beyond after the Supreme Court ruled against the government.