Savi Hensman's blog

Opposing caste discrimination in Britain

The British government is consulting on banning caste discrimination. This faces strong opposition from those who defend inequality.

Church sexuality report from 1970 increases pressure for change

Amidst wide media coverage of the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, a Church of England report on sexuality from that era has come to

Church of England shift towards accepting LGBTI people

Though the Church of England still discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, it recently shifted towards gre

Few British Christians think same-sex relationships 'always wrong'

Only a sixth of British Anglicans agree with the Church of England’s official view on same-sex relationships, the 2016 British Social Attitudes Survey re

Grenfell Tower tragedy throws a grim light on society’s values

The scale of the devastation caused by the Grenfell Tower fire is gradually emerging.

Scottish churches advance towards marrying same-sex couples

The Scottish Episcopal Church has agreed to allow clergy to marry same-sex couples in

Violating human rights could worsen terrorism risk

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has said she wants to bring in tough new measures in response to t

Terror attacks and protection of civilians during conflict

"Persons taking no active part in the hostilities... shall in all circumstances be treated
humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith,

The Conservative manifesto: signalling left, hurtling right

The 2017 Conservative Manifesto has been widely discu

Conservatives’ social care U-turn leaves mistrust and uncertainty

After dismay from voters at Conservative Manifesto plans for social care, Theresa May, the party leader and current Prime Minister, has backed down.