Blogs

9 Dec 2013

In 2011, Symon Hill was on a pilgrimage of repentance for homophobia when he heard that the Church of England had launched another consultation process on sexuality. The process has led to the Piling Report, which speaks of being more welcoming while promoting policies that say the opposite. There are some good aspects to the report, but it is likely to make little difference to the lives of Christians in their own churches and communities, he suggests. It is a reminder that we cannot rely on hierarchical church processes - change will come from below, not from above.

9 Dec 2013

Two new reports draw attention to the damaging impact of 'fit for work' assessments on sick and disabled people, and the underlying cause of their flaws.

9 Dec 2013

Millions of people are being left behind, and the charities that help them are being shut out from the faltering Big Society project, says a new report

8 Dec 2013

The Conference of European Churches has asked European governments and people to act now and to provide protection for refugees fleeing Syria.

8 Dec 2013

For the first time, there are more people in working families living below the poverty line in the UK than in workless and retired families in poverty combined.