People and Power

  • September 25, 2009

    The Elders initiative is seeking to bring wisdom and perspective to global issues, says Martin Marty. What they have to take on are not just secular assumptions but ones deeply rooted in mistaken religious ideologies.

  • September 21, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.

  • September 20, 2009

    A campaign in the Ivory Coast has led to the multinational oil trader Trafigura agreeing to pay compensation to 30,000 people made ill by the company's dumped waste. The news has provoked a mixed reaction from campaigners.

  • September 18, 2009

    Faith and civic groups are engaged in a whole series of campaigns for people and planet, says Niall Cooper. But if politicians are to be held accountable up to and beyond the election, common action is needed in place of competing cacophony.

  • September 18, 2009

    Church representatives from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia will visit churches and civil society groups in India to back justice and peace work and oppose caste discrimination and violence against Christians.

  • September 16, 2009

    Church Action on Poverty has announced a series of regional events to help churches and other faith groups respond to the economic crisis and support those worst hit by it.

  • September 7, 2009

    Ted Kennedy was an outspoken advocate of social justice, but also (as he himself recognised) a deeply flawed person.

  • September 7, 2009

    In what it is describing as a "massive mobilization effort," the United Church of Christ in the USA is launching a major healthcare advocacy campaign on Tuesday 8 September 2009.

  • September 7, 2009

    Gerrard Winstanley was a ‘true leveller’ in the C17th and a significant theologian, says biblical scholar Chris Rowland. We do well to remember his words and example.

  • September 5, 2009

    Kingsway International Christian Centre, a Pentecostal 'mega-church', has had its appeal against a planning refusal for a major development in East London rejected.