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David Stewart, S.J., a native of Scotland, lives and works in various Jesuit ministries in South London. 

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.
A woman looks towards missing posters stuck on a phone box in front of the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on June 17, 2017. Police say it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block fire. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 30, 2017
That the Grenfell Tower fire happened in a poverty-stricken enclave of the richest of London’s boroughs quickly became an unavoidable symbol of how divided the united kingdoms have become. And it was not the terrorists who divided us.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 09, 2017
Winners are losers in the United Kingdom's snap election.
Londoners participate in a moment of silence on Tuesday morning to remember terrorist attack victims in the London Bridge area. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 06, 2017
Prime Minister May’s record on terrorism, and a widespread hostility to Donald Trump, also complicates the Tories’ bid for a mandate in parliamentary elections.
Greg Hicks as "Richard III" (photo: Alex Brenner)
Arts & Culture Theater
David StewartMay 26, 2017
It would be fascinating were the producers able to arrange a quick transfer to a venue somewhere near the White House.
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMay 19, 2017
More and more, the political campaigns are indistinguishable from advertising campaigns for, say, breakfast cereals.
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves BBC studios in London after appearing on a morning show Sunday April 30, 2017. Britain goes to the polls for a General Election on upcoming June 8. ( John Stillwell/PA via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartMay 05, 2017
The U.K. populace at large did not appear to share the delight of the media and the political classes as the shortest parliament in 45 years came to an abrupt end.
Arts & Culture Theater
David StewartApril 26, 2017
The 'Hamlet'-inspired play made the playwright Tom Stoppard an overnight sensation.
No fun allowed? The northbound Bakerloo line platform at Edgware Road
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartApril 20, 2017
The London police have issued a statement asking "D.J.s to refrain from using the Tube as a pop-up club.”
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartApril 05, 2017
George Osborne lost his old government job when the Brexit referendum swept David Cameron's team off the political stage.