People and Power

  • 16 Apr 2014

    A UN human rights report on the situation in Ukraine says fear-mongering and incitement to hatred must be countered to prevent further escalation of tension.

  • 15 Apr 2014

    The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), meeting in Dundee from 14-16 April 2014), has passed an extensive motion on welfare reform and the effects of poverty in the UK.

  • 15 Apr 2014

    European civil society NGOs have launched a campaign to demand candidates for the European elections stand up against the lobbying of banks and big business.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    The Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land and the Justice and Peace Committee issued a statement about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. It is a highly significant document in the light of recent media attention to these issues, and repeated statements from Baroness Warsi and others. There are serious issues at stake here, but it is important that they are understood properly and in context so that the appropriate solidarity for all oppressed groups can be expressed.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    One of Britain's leading academic and policy experts on poverty and disadvantage, and how to combat them, has commended the new Spartacus Network Report, Beyond the Barriers which was produced wholly by disabled and sick people, and co-published by Ekklesia yesterday (9 April 2014).

  • 10 Apr 2014

    A church relief agency is calling on the UK government to ensure that people with disabilities are at the heart of their international development programmes.

  • 9 Apr 2014

    A key new report highlights the failure of the government's employment support and sanctions system for disabled people and spells out the alternative approach.

  • 9 Apr 2014

    This new report Beyond the Barriers: Employment Support Allowance, the Work Programme and recommendations for a new system of support, released by the Spartacus Network and co-published by Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform today, demonstrates that the policy status quo presents an unforgiving environment for thousands of disabled people across the UK, says its stinging conclusion.

  • 8 Apr 2014
  • 8 Apr 2014

    A report published today (9 April) aims to kickstart a significant new debate about the failure of sickness and disability support in the UK, why and what must be done to improve it, and how current systems should be re-designed so that all members of society can achieve their goals and aspirations.