Savi Hensman's blog

Brexit, class, ethnic diversity and fear of the ‘other’

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Brexit campaigners won 52 per cent of the votes in a referendum, against 48 per cent for Remain.

Orlando, hate-stirring and compromise

Fifty people were killed in a shooting in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) nightclub in Orlando, Florida yesterday (12 June 2016).

Church of Scotland says yes to same-sex married ministers

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has agreed that ministers and deacons can marry members of the same gender.

Mistreating disabled claimants and child abuse: opening minds and hearts

Television can increase understanding of other people’s experiences or indeed one’s own, even if such knowledge may be uncomfortable.

Pope encourages pastoral approach to love and marriage

Pope Francis’ new document on love, marriage and the family involves no change in core doctrine, to the dismay of many.

Autocratic Anglican archbishops face challenge

Tension has mounted in the run-up to an international Anglican Consultative Council meeting in April 2016.

Serious church failings in abuse case show need for change

A review of how the Church of England handled allegations of sexual abuse by senior clergy has revealed serious failings.

Conservative governments borrow most, despite illusion of economic prudence

The Conservative Party has borrowed more than its Labour opponents when in power,

The Archbishop’s error and owning up to prejudice

“Fears about mass immigration are completely reasonable, says Archbishop of Canterbury”, read a headline in the Sun newspaper, with the subheading “Justi

Student leader’s sedition charge for defending Indian Constitution

A student leader from  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been charged with sedition after refusing to give in to India’s far right.