People and Power

  • August 26, 2011

    Faith perspectives on some of the most damaging aspects of global poverty are presented for Bible study group discussion in a new book launched at the Greenbelt Festival.

  • August 25, 2011

    The US Muslim leader at the centre of the recent storm over plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York is arriving in Britain tomorrow and giving a series of talks and interviews in Scotland.

  • August 25, 2011

    The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.

  • August 25, 2011

    Peru’s Congress has approved a’ new law guaranteeing indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands.

  • August 23, 2011

    Amnesty International has warned that prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital is seriously endangering civilian lives and may create a humanitarian crisis.

  • August 22, 2011

    The visit to Britain of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, from the Cordoba Initiative in New York, resonates not just with our reflections on the impending tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but with the continuing quest for interreligious understanding in a conflictual world, says Professor Hugh Goddard.

  • August 22, 2011

    Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the American Muslim leader, author and activist at the centre of the recent storm about plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York, arrives Scotlan

  • August 22, 2011

    In Libya, many are rejoicing as it appears the Gaddafi regime is about to fall. There are high hopes of an end to dictatorship and a new era of democracy. If this is the beginning of a time of peace and freedom for the Libyan people, it will also be a huge boost to other pro-democracy movements.

  • August 22, 2011

    In the light of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the continuing bloodshed in Syria comes into focus in my latest Middle East Analysis podcast with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - as we discuss the current situation and also look at the plight of the country's Christians.

  • August 22, 2011

    A global churches' team has visited Burma this month, as part of the WCC’s commitment to accompanying churches in conflict situations.