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David Stewart, S.J., a native of Scotland, lives and works at St. Ignatius Jesuit parish in North London and works in various Jesuit ministries across the capital and Britain.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in the House of Commons on April 16 regarding her decision to join air strikes against Syria. (PA via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartApril 17, 2018
The prime minister authorized Royal Air Force participation in the U.S.-led strike while Parliament was in recess, upending an recent tradition of shared powers.
The glass front of a building which houses the translators of the European Commission in Brussels on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartApril 06, 2018
New forms of fascism are undoubtedly on the rise across Europe, but the majority of Europeans look askance at not only the football hooligans but at the possibility that sentiments similar to the ones they express might have driven the decision to leave the union.
Personnel in hazmat suits work to secure a tent over the bench in Salisbury where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill by exposure to a nerve agent on March 4. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMarch 22, 2018
The nerve-agent attack on two Russians in the cathedral city of Salisbury has Britons feeling as though they are back in the pages of a James Bond novel.
(Nick Ansell/PA via AP, archive)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartFebruary 23, 2018
Recent allegations about one of the United Kingdom’s biggest and best-known charities has driven increased demands from some quarters that overseas aid be reduced, if not abolished completely.
The Presidents Club dinner was held in the Dorchester Hotel, a contender for London’s poshest location. (Philip Toscano/PA, File via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartFebruary 01, 2018
Reports that dozens of “hostesses” were sexually harassed at the Presidents Club fundraiser led several charities to return donations from the event.
Young demonstrators gather outside Parliament in London Oct. 24 to call for more child refugees to be allowed asylum and safe passage to the United Kingdom. (CNS photo/Mary Turner, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartFebruary 01, 2018
J.R.S. contends that it is deliberate government policy to make life for refugees as difficult as possible.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJanuary 08, 2018
Brexit supporters are proclaiming the return to the blue passport design a major victory.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartDecember 22, 2017
Just before Christmas, the announcement came that religious output on the BBC is to increase, not vanish, in 2018.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartDecember 08, 2017
Britain and Ireland both want to prevent the return of a “hard border” around Northern Ireland, but that goal is difficult to square with leaving the European Union.
The Dominican writer and speaker Timothy Radcliffe shares his reflections during the launch event for PositiveFaith.net. Photo courtesy of Anthony Kelly.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartNovember 21, 2017
In our churches and parishes there can be an enforced invisibility for people living with H.I.V./AIDS. Myths, misunderstanding and prejudice still abound.