big society

  • February 10, 2011

    This has not been a good week for the Big Society: As the impact of cuts are starting to bite on local communities, charity and council leaders are increasingly calling into question whether the Government’s ‘Big Society’ vision will survive.

  • February 10, 2011

    David Cameron's 'Big Society' idea is taking a huge battering as public spending cuts bite and the substance behind the rhetoric shows, says Simon Barrow. Equally, the 'shrinking government' agenda becomes ever clearer.

  • January 27, 2011

    The "Poverty of Ambition? Churches and a Politics of Hope conference hosted by the Joint PUblic Issues Team took place in Birbingham on 22 January 2011.

  • January 27, 2011

    A major conference on race, religion, secularity and public policy is taking place at the University of East London on Thursday 27 January 2011, organised by the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) and the Runnymede Trust. Ekklesia is among the presenting agencies.

  • January 26, 2011

    Refugee community organisations are among 23 charities facing eviction from a centre in London to make way for a 'free school'.

  • January 22, 2011

    Overall, established Church of England leaders – in contrast to those of some other churches – have been only mildly critical of a government introducing some of the harshest economic and social policies in recent decades, says Savi Hensman. Fidelity to the radical message of the Gospel, and to the vocation of the Christian community, requires more.

  • January 21, 2011

    David Cameron's warm words about co-opting churches into plugging the gaps in social provision resulting from his administration's antipathy to the state and the services it provides, have recently taken something of a knock from his own MPs in East Anglia.

  • December 28, 2010

    More than half of Britons gave the same amount to charitable causes in 2010 as they did in 2009, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

  • December 25, 2010

    In his Christmas Sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury stresses mutual dependence, loyalty and solidarity in the face of economic constraint and abuse of minorities.

  • November 17, 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.