Blogs

4 Aug 2013

A complete overhaul of human rights is needed in Iran, Amnesty has declared in relation to the inauguration of the new President this weekend.

4 Aug 2013

Starting with 25 January 2011, symbolic date of the Egyptian revolution, and 30 June 2013, the symptomatic date of a ‘coup’ or ‘second revolution’, the internet has been full of observations, cogitations, explanations and justifications about events in Cairo, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Sinai and other parts of this history-rich country. Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at what is happening, and the varied responses it has elicited.

4 Aug 2013

Scottish and European figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and civic and faith leaders were among those involved in the opening of the 2013 Just Festival.

4 Aug 2013

Abortion. The subject is chronically divisive, splitting countries, social groups, religious bodies and households alike. A new play, 'Sanctuary', takes a very human look at the issues, bound up in a two-handed performance about the fragility of relationship and the agony of decision. Anna Schwoub reports and profiles one of the key performance pieces at the 2013 Just Festival.

4 Aug 2013

The Patent Box is supposed to be a tax technicality: from April of this year (2013), any company that makes profits out of a patent can pay a lower tax rate on that bit of their profits. It is meant to encourage investment and economic growth, and to prevent the movement of intellectual property offshore. But Wendy Bradley discovers that the devil is in the detail of what is actually a multi-milion pound giveaway to big companies. The government needs seriously to look at benefits, procedure and priorities in adjusting the tax system.

4 Aug 2013
3 Aug 2013

The Czech authorities have been told to protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, ahead of planned racist demonstrations.

3 Aug 2013

Citizens concerned about the risks of deep sea mining targeted the Deep Sea Mining Industry Summit last week, picketing the Cumberland Hotel in London.