Blogs

15 Mar 2014

The voice of the prophets was essential, the late Tony Benn argued, to challenge wrong-doing and wrong motives – to provide direction for the rulers who would listen, and stubborn unyielding opposition when they would not. This, he believed, should be the role of the church in relation to government. The Rev Benny Hazelhurst, former vicar of Tolpuddle, recalls a man of vision and social hope, who died on 14 March 2014.

14 Mar 2014

Authorities in Pakistan are refusing to allow access for an independent medical assessment of a British man sentenced to death earlier this year on blasphemy charges.

13 Mar 2014

The Public Accounts Committee report 'Contracting out Public Services to the Private Sector' has been welcomed by accountability campaigners.

13 Mar 2014

Tenants across England are facing ‘revenge evictions’ just for speaking up about bad conditions, a Shelter study has found.

12 Mar 2014

Iran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.

12 Mar 2014

A gravely ill Yemeni man has become the first Guantánamo Bay prisoner to have his claims of abuse at the military base considered by a US court of law.