People and Power

  • 5 Oct 2014

    The West has a lot to answer for in terms of its colonial past, influence over the region and propping up of dictators. But this also means that it should have learned much over the years. So can it exercise some humility and apply those lessons intelligently? Ekklesia associate and MENA region expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks behind the horrific killing of Alan Hennings to ask what sustains IS/ISIL and what can be done to marginalise them.

  • 4 Oct 2014

    Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators yesterday, says Amnesty International.

  • 3 Oct 2014

    Students protesting for democracy in Hong Kong raised their hands and refused to fight when attacked by pro-China activists today.

  • 3 Oct 2014

    The ever-productive Martin Marty Centre at the Divinity School in the University of Chicago has offered a powerful article in its 'Sightings' series on what can and cannot be known and understood about IS/ISIS at present.

  • 3 Oct 2014

    As the UK Prime Minister promises greater devolved powers within Britain, researchers have warned that Mr Cameron's track record makes such promises difficult to beileve.

  • 3 Oct 2014

    Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to release a human rights activist detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    In response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the WCC has brought together reps of Christian aid organisations and UN agencies to escalate their efforts.

  • 1 Oct 2014

    The Anglican Bishop of Manchester says that the Church can "be on the right side of equality issues", after years struggling with them.

  • 28 Sep 2014

    Bombing plays into the hands of IS, whereas education, development and refugee support can begin to address underlying causes, says Giles Fraser.

  • 26 Sep 2014

    There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.