staff writers's blog

Making 'social enterprise' credible

Making 'social enterprise' credible

It was the Occupy movement world wide that first coined the phrase "the one per cent" to denote the very small number of exceptionally powerful people who make far too many of the decisions about how our world runs.

Buddhism, Burma, the Rohingya and ethnic violence

Buddhism, Burma, the Rohingya and ethnic violence

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the globally respected human rights NGO, has described the treatment of the Rohingya people in n Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) as "ethnic cleansing".

Singing out for Africa

Another performance not to miss at Just Festival 2013 is the Glasgow Gospel Choir, who are singing their hearts out at St John's Church tonight (Saturday 17th August, 6pm) to raise money and awareness for Africa.

Soweto Melodic Voices tune in to change

Soweto Melodic Voices tune in to change

A South African dimension to Just Festival 2013 in Edinburgh has been re-inforced by the presence of the enchanting Soweto Melodic voices, who are here with particular backing from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

The book: Brasil, Nunca Mais

The 37th edition of the book Brasil: Nunca Mais is an important record of a time marked by the imprisonment of more than 50,000 Brazilian during the military rule.

Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective

Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective

'Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective' is the title of a consultation to be held on 31 August 2013 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM in Berne, Switzerland, under the auspices of the World Council of Churches.

Business not as usual

As the debate continues about about whether and how credit unions and other community-based financial bodies can challenge big banking and immoral, high-interest charging pay-day lenders, the Just Festival in Edinburgh will be looking at moral and sustainable commerce.

Festival will focus on building cultural bridges

Festival will focus on building cultural bridges

One of the most vibrant festivals in Edinburgh will relaunch itself in Scotland's capital tomorrow night (18 June 2013), with a focus on building bridges between cultures and encouraging imaginative ways to foster justice and peace.

Back from the brink: combatting violent extremism

A critical modern issue affecting the global family is the rise of violent extremism and the roots and outlets of its ideologies.

Welfare petition seeks 'tweetathon' boost

The 'War on Welfare' e-government petition, which has amassed over 40,000 signatories, but needs 100,000 to be able to seek a parliamentary debate, is organising a 'tweetathon' on Thursday 6th June to add to the momentum of the campaign.