People and Power

  • 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!").

  • December 18, 2008

    Possibly the crucial world issue now and in the coming decades is global warming and environmental catastrophe.

  • December 13, 2008

    Black-led churches in the UK are alarmed by findings in the fourth national census of patients in NHS psychiatric hospitals, which indicates that African and Caribbean communities are seriously over-represented.

  • December 12, 2008

    As the cholera outbreak and the worsening situation in Zimbabwe keeps the country in the news headlines, Tim Nafziger joins an interview with Arthur Mutambara, the leader of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

  • December 12, 2008

    Africa's largest Christian grouping, the All Africa Conference of Churches, has pledged to "pray for an end to illegitimate rule in Zimbabwe", after a heated debate at its conference in neighbouring Mozambique.

  • December 10, 2008

    Civil liberties campaigners have condemned UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw for comments in a newspaper article casting doubts on the Human Rights Act and saying that it may be likened to a "criminal's charter".

  • December 10, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international peace and green groups are unveiling an ambitious new proposal to highlight governments that abuse human rights - a Global Human Rights Index.