People and Power

  • October 8, 2011

    A celebration of the life of iconic US civil rights leader the Rev Fred Shuttlesworth has been planned, following his death on 5 October 2011.

  • October 6, 2011

    Globally-renowned linguist and US political dissident Noam Chomsky is giving the keynote address at this month’s Rebellious Media Conference.

  • October 5, 2011

    Syrian protesters in Europe and the Americas have been systematically monitored and harassed by officials acting on behalf of the regime

  • October 5, 2011

    The campaigning group Interfaith Worker Justice has announced its support of the Occupy America movement, which started on Wall Street.

  • October 5, 2011

    The term 'minorities', when applied to Christian and other communities in the Middle East, opens up a range of contradictory emotions and responses, says Dr Harry Hagopian. But perhaps there could be a greater alliance of purposes among those who do and do not use this term, distinguishing a definition that allows for a range of legal and political remedies for those involved, while distancing it from its more disparaging, negative, intimidating and unhelpful resonances?

  • October 5, 2011

    Over the past week, I have enjoyed talking with two rather different but significant Christian audiences about the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East - evangelicals and Catholics.

  • October 4, 2011

    A new book from the World Council of Churches offers fresh perspectives on parenting, especially in context of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • October 3, 2011

    As some Nigerian politicians try again to push through legislation to further criminalise LGBT people and their friends, it is all the more important for those not caught up in a surge of mass hostility, including overseas well-wishers, to try to ensure that human rights are protected, and the dignity of all respected, says Savi Hensman.

  • September 30, 2011

    Children’s Society chief executive Bob Reitemeier has this week announced that he will be leaving the charity, after a decade at its helm.

  • September 28, 2011

    The sentence handed down to activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organisations.