Blogs

28 Oct 2013

British Christian leaders have criticised Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, for failing to apologise on behalf of the government for misrepresenting the poor.

28 Oct 2013

This is a time to be both politically and practically subversive in the face of a growing political consensus that is hurting the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Bartley. All of the main parties in the UK, including Labour, support the cut in housing benefit. Labour has said that it would not reverse it - or, indeed, most of the other welfare reforms - should it gain power at the next election. In the face of such a negative consensus, new social housing could become a central weapon in the Churches' fight to protect the poorest.

28 Oct 2013

Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.

28 Oct 2013

Young soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to return from war with mental health problems, says a new report from ForcesWatch.

28 Oct 2013

Mennonite Central Committee is appealing to the UN to enable humanitarian aid to reach the estimated 3,000 Syrian families endangered there.

28 Oct 2013

Media coverage of George Windsor's baptism gave the impression that baptism is about conformity. Baptism began in a far more radical way, before its domestication by the powerful. Since then, many people have rediscovered baptism's original subversive force, as a sign of dedication to the kingdom of God – and a rejection of the kingdoms of this world.

27 Oct 2013

Housing Justice, a national Christian housing and homelessness charity, has held the first ever National Night Shelters Conference.

27 Oct 2013

The Israeli authorities have been asked to drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail.