Peter G. Riddell

Peter Riddell is Vice Principal Academic at Melbourne School of Theology and Professorial Research Associate in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Britain Pays the Price for Complacency


The attacks in London on Saturday are the latest in a series of terror strikes that have led to the deaths of over 30 civilians of various nationalities. British PM Theresa May has expressed the outrage of most British people, declaring that “we cannot allow this ideology the safe space that it needs to breathe” […]

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False Hopes Spring Eternal


“Barack Obama’s election ushers in a sense of hope. Above all we can hope that America will enter a period where it brings peace to the world, rather than inflaming tensions across the globe.” With these words a local pastor began his sermon in the wake of Barack Obama’s recent victory in the elections for […]

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The Archbishop and Sharia: A Pas de Deux?


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, stirred up a hornets’ nest when he commented in a BBC interview on February 7 that he could foresee a place for aspects of Sharia Law in Britain in the future. Responses to his comments have been diverse, with some opponents calling for his resignation and his supporters […]

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