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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.
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.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartNovember 09, 2017
The hourly peals of Big Ben have been a touch of certainty, regular, you may say, as clockwork.
Junior doctors march in London in Oct. 2015 to campaign against NHS contract changes. iStock photo
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartOctober 31, 2017
Our national health system is seen as a treasure in Britain yet viewed as an alien, dangerous concept to many in the United States.
People wave Spanish flags during an Oct. 8 demonstration organized by the Catalan Civil Society organization in Barcelona, Spain. (CNS photo/Eric Gaillard, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartOctober 27, 2017
Catalonia’s tragedy has become a new kind of threat, not only to Spain, but to the European Union.
Catalan independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square on Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartOctober 02, 2017
Spanish police tried to shut down polling places and fired rubber bullets to prevent Catalans from voting in the Oct. 1 referendum for independence.
People join a demonstration titled, "City Flotilla, at Sea Against Racism," to protest against the scheduled arrival of the C Star, a ship that an anti-immigrant group has chartered to try and halt migrant arrivals to Europe from Africa and elsewhere, in Catania, Sicily Island, Italy, on July 29. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartAugust 07, 2017
Far-right groups are “crowdfunding” to pay for a purported defense of Europe. The aim of the new-right is to target vessels of various charities and aid agencies that are trying to rescue refugees at risk on the Mediterranean.
An 'Orange walk' in Belfast in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons from user Ardfern)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJuly 12, 2017
When it proved necessary to negotiate with the D.U.P to secure their support in the House of Commons, the money tree was found and shaken and over £1 billion of public spending promised to the Six Counties of Northern Ireland.