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  • 22 Jul 2009

    Campaigners have welcomed a move to protect debt relief and tackle what they say is one of the most repellent aspects of the financial system

  • 21 Jul 2009

    If there's anything more disheartening than this week's report on social mobility, it's the government's response to it. Their timid proposals for higher education are unlikely to do anything to challenge the way that the education system functions to maintain privilege and inequality.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    European and Asian companies, have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    A Catholic aid agency is condemning the growing climate of insecurity in eastern Congo following the killing of one of its staff members.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    After a year as an Anglican military chaplain, Ekklesia partner Sande Ramage reflects on her experience and makes some proposals for how the role might be changed

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Some hardline pressure groups within the church are sucking mar­riage into a narrow religious ghetto, associating it with suburban 1950s curtain-twitching, thus making it even less popular than it is now, says Giles Fraser.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Enter any public debate about the pros and cons of religion today, and it will not be long before someone raises the thorny issue of ‘texts of terror’ in the Bible, says Simon Barrow. Yet in the person of Christ our understanding of violence is turned upside-down.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    A leading UK network of Anglicans working for the full inclusion of lesbian and gay people in the life and ministry of the church has welcomed the US Episcopal Church's affirming stance.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Gebisa Ejeta, a professor of agronomy at Purdue University in the US, has been named recipient of the World Food Prize for his vital research on sorghum in his native Africa.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Dispelling the myth of "a little peaceful country", an international ecumenical Living Letters team visited Uruguay and discovered how violence manifests itself at the levels of family life, the state and youth, and how the churches in this South American country seek to overcome it, says Juan Michel.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I has called for the creation of a churches' umbrella body in Europe to include Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Following comments by an ex-minister at the weekend that the Government has failed to make a positive case for immigration a, bishop has said that the Catholic church should take the lead.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron has suggested that a Tory government would forcibly remove the Christian peace activist Brian Haw from Parliament Square.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Campaigners are today awaiting a High Court ruling on the use of control orders. The court will examine the cases of two individuals who are subject to the orders, key aspects of which were last month declared to be illegal by the law lords.

  • 20 Jul 2009

    Leaders of the main churches in Norwich have urged voters not to be misled by the BNP candidate standing in the Norwich by-election who is a self-styled 'Reverend'.