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  • 2 May 2010

    A parliamentary candidate has been suspended from his position as a parent governor of a Catholic school because of his party’s critical position on faith schools policy.

  • 2 May 2010

    Church leaders in Kenya have abandoned constitutional talks with the government, announcing that they will rally Christians to vote against the draft basic law.

  • 1 May 2010

    Work in the 21st century is no longer what it was in our parents and grandparents generations, says Jill Segger. May day gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate work and the lives we build through it.

  • 1 May 2010

    Amnesty International UK has criticised the British government's use of diplomatic assurances to deport alleged terror suspects to countries where they face torture or death.

  • 1 May 2010

    Christians have held their first public vigil in the Nepalese capital to pressure the government into implementing a new, secular constitution within a stipulated deadline.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    The Times newspaper has been running short pieces by Christian backers of the three big parties in Britain, getting them to say why Jesus might support their favoured political horse. Jonathan Bartley takes a rather different tack.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    In the Law and Order section of the Christian Party manifesto they pledge to:

    "Raise the motorway speed limit to 90mph".

    Putting aside the obvious environmental implications of the increase in CO2 emissions of such a policy, the Parliamentary Transport Committee estimates that an increase in the speed limit from 70mph to just 80mph would result in a 10 per cent rise in casualties.

  • 30 Apr 2010
  • 30 Apr 2010

    After the three main prime ministerial contenders clashed over economic and other issues in the third and final TV debate, Tory leader David Cameron came under fire for his immigration remarks.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    Endorsing a campaign by UK churches, Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima has stressed the crucial role of British citizens in helping to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    9:30am Gordon Brown launches new Labour election posters

    9:45am Nick Clegg holds a question and answer session with De Montfort students

    10:30am Vince Cable at Ashfield School

    12:00pm Nick Clegg at clock-manufacturer in Derby

    12:15pm SNP leader Alex Salmond and Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones joint press conference to outline the SNP and Plaid Cymru's position after election

    12:30pm Boris Johnson and Damian Green hold a public event on civil liberties and ID cards

    13:00pm Lib Dem Lord Wallace of Saltaire outlines policy on defence

    5.00pm William Hague in Penrith

    20:30pm Gordon Brown interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC 1.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    A senior judge has srongly criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, for suggesting that Christians should have privileges in the judicial system.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    The leader of the Green Party in England and Wales has said last night’s final leaders’ debate failed to look at genuine economic alternatives to generate jobs, make tax fair and generate a more equal society.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    A Roman Catholic bishop has sparked controversy after suggesting that British military involvement in Afghanistan would end sooner if there were increased funding for the war there.

  • 30 Apr 2010

    During last night’s prime ministerial television debate David Cameron referred to our exchange over Special Educational Needs as having taken place ‘on the street’.