Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.
The UK consumer watchdog group Which? has warned British consumers to look out for charity Christmas card cons in the high street, amid concerns that publishers and retailers are making excess profits out of cards which give a pittance to good causes.
It is time that the Church of England faced up to the widespread public concern surrounding church schools and stopped trying to pretend that fear about Church schools comes only from a vociferous anti-religious minority.
In what will be a blow to both church and government which has supported new church schools, the results of the survey conducted by Opinion Research Business (ORB) on behalf of the Church show widespread distrust of church schools.
The case of a Sikh pupil suspended from a Welsh school for wearing a wrist bangle is now likely to go to judicial review after the school concerned refused to adopt a more flexible dress policy and is seeking further legal advice.
US civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson, speaking at the launch in Oxford of a programme aimed at increasing the number of black students in higher education, has challenged universities to reflect the diversity of society.
The Government’s chief minister for standards in schools, Lord Adonis, is expected to emphasise the government’s commitment to faith schools at a conference today. He will address head teachers and governors of Church of England schools in Harrogate.