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High-profile critics of loan company Wonga, which charges extremely high interest rates that can trap poor households in debt, have come under heavy pressure. Yet action is important if those most vulnerable are to be safeguarded.
Campaigners urging the Church of England to sell its shares in oil companies were refused permission to hold a climate vigil at February's Church of England General Synod.
When the difficulties between St Paul's and the Occupy London camp were at their height we pointed out that the Church of England has a habit of smothering radicalism with a great big hug. (Credit where it’s due - this is my colleague Simon Barrow’s expression. "Suffocated by a warm pastoral embrace" was how he first put it).