Post-truth was chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016. It's a word which has sprung into prominence mainly due to Donald Trump's election win. I heard a good example the other day on the radio when a US political commentator was talking about Trump’s promise to build a wall on the US/Mexico border. His… Continue reading It’s up to each of us to resist the cynicism of ‘post-truth’ culture
This post is based on a sermon preached by Stephen Kuhrt at Christ Church New Malden on Sunday 20th November 2016. The bible reading was Matthew 7:13-20. What is a Christian response to the election of Donald Trump? Like the Brexit vote in the UK, Donald Trump's win is a massive wake-up call for the… Continue reading Love Trumps Hate: responding to the US election – by Stephen Kuhrt
This week I was invited to an event at Parliament to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous film Cathy Come Home in the company of MPs and its director Ken Loach. In 1966, it was watched by over 12 million people and had a massive impact on people's views about homelessness. It led to the creation… Continue reading Wallowing in nostalgia or facing up to the challenges of today?
Oh, Hillary! This was your election to lose, girl! Want to know what happened? Let me make you some tea and share my wise, wise Briddish insights, because obviously if I ran for President of the USA I would do a way better job! Ready? Here's where it all went wrong (imho). 1. Mudslinging: yes… Continue reading Six reasons why Hillary lost it – by Lizzie Schofield
"The Powers That Be are more than just the people who run things. They are the systems themselves, the institutions and structures that weave society into an intricate fabric of power and relationships. The Powers surround us on every side. They are necessary. They are useful...but the Powers are also the source of unmitigated evils." Walter… Continue reading Voting for Trump…or against something bigger? Globalism is the elephant in the room – by Renee McMullen
Although I’m an American Citizen, I was raised in the UK and have also lived in Europe and Asia. I do understand why many Brits and others struggle to understand Trump's popularity. I want to explain why people like me will be voting for him on November 8th. Crossroads As a Christian and an American Citizen,… Continue reading As a Christian, this is why I am voting for Trump – by Nick Miles
In 1983 Michael Foot was leader of the Labour Party at the General Election when the Conservatives, under Margaret Thatcher, won a landslide victory. The recent victory in the Falklands War undoubtedly helped, but despite the harsh economic policies, massive unemployment and civil unrest of the early 80s, Labour’s opposition simply could not compete with… Continue reading ‘The longest suicide vote in history’: Why I have left the Labour Party