People and Power

  • January 13, 2009

    Immigration minister Phil Woolas, who recently criticised lawyers for helping asylum seekers claim justice, now wants a restrictive ‘revision’ of the international convention on refugees.

  • January 12, 2009

    Helen Suzman, for many years a lone white liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders at her burial.

  • January 9, 2009

    Pioneering Christian peace activist and organizer Gene Stoltzfus will be in Britain and Ireland in January 2009, speaking about nonviolent intervention in situations of conflict and injustice. With the tragedy unfolding in Gaza, the trip could not be more timely.

  • January 8, 2009

    As politicians struggle to find answers to the cycle of violence in Gaza, a pioneering Christian peace activist is set to tour Britain and Ireland talking about nonviolent conflict transformation.

  • January 5, 2009

    Anglican bishops and other church leaders in Southern African have been maintaining pressure on dictator Robert Mugabe over the past week, calling for action against the Zimbabwean president.

  • December 28, 2008

    Confusing divine greatness with human notions of power and grandeur can end up justifying human rights abuses, says Savi Hensman. The Christmas story is a radical corrective.

  • December 28, 2008

    Five leading Church of England bishops have criticised the government's social policy, suggesting that Labour policy has led to the neglect of the most vulnerable.

  • December 24, 2008

    Unemployment has shrunk to 23 percent and hotel capacity is often around 100 percent these days, so things are looking up for Bethlehem says the head of the city's chamber of commerce and industry board

  • December 18, 2008

    The constitutional upheavals of the 17th century gave rise to the view of individual liberty to which we have basically subscribed ever since; that our liberty consists in our not being unnecessarily

  • December 18, 2008

    Views of liberty in these islands have been polarised. On the one hand, it has been proclaimed as a marked and precocious British achievement and quality ("Britons never shall be slaves!").