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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.
Panel members Ivor Frank and Alexis Jay at a public hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (courtesy of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse)
Faith Dispatches
David StewartAugust 14, 2018
The new report finds evidence of appalling sexual and physical mistreatment of students as young as 7, as well as a culture of secrecy, at two abbey schools.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJuly 25, 2018
Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.
The Safe Car Wash app has been developed to allow the general public to engage with the problem, it is a new tool that will enable the largest community intelligence gathering exercise ever attempted in the United Kingdom.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 19, 2018
Tens of thousands—including children—may be trapped in illegal employment in U.K. construction, hospitality and agriculture sectors, in domestic service, and, sadly, in prostitution.
An official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, center, in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Others in photo from left, back row, Jasper Dyer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Prince William; center row, Brian Mulroney, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Rylan Litt, John Mulroney; front row, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Zalie Warren, Remi Litt. (Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMay 23, 2018
A poll found that 66 percent of the British public declared they were not interested in the Windsor wedding.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMay 15, 2018
The most recent member of the current Conservative Party administration to be shown the door, Ms. Amber Rudd, was partly responsible for perpetuating an unpleasant and morally dubious policy that her predecessor in that office had introduced.
iStock photo
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMay 11, 2018
For the first time London has achieved the sad distinction of exceeding New York City in homicides. Almost all the killings have been of young adults or juveniles by their peers.
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.