People and Power

  • 23 Nov 2007

    In face of "escalating human rights violations," the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has announced stronger ecumenical advocacy efforts to bring the Philippines under international scrutiny.

  • 23 Nov 2007

    The Independent Asylum Commission is holding its final public hearing in London on 29 November 2007. It is collecting evidence for an impartial citizens’ enquiry into the UK asylum system, which many regard as unjust and failing.

  • 23 Nov 2007

    As the Annopolis peace conference looms and attention turns to the geopolitical process, grassroots initiatives to bring a justpeace in Israel-Palestine continue.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    Long-time Middle East expert Dr Harry Hagopian, Ecumenical, Legal & Political Consultant to the Armenian Church in the UK, assesses the prsopects of the Annapolis for peace with justice in Israel-Palestine.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    The UK consumer watchdog group Which? has warned British consumers to look out for charity Christmas card cons in the high street, amid concerns that publishers and retailers are making excess profits out of cards which give a pittance to good causes.

  • 21 Nov 2007

    Leading Israeli peace activist, Jeff Halper, from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, arrives in the UK on 22 November, with Palestinian Salim Shawamreh, who has had his house demolished four times by Israeli bulldozers.

  • 20 Nov 2007

    The political dimension of the Nativity story, drawing on the themes of immigration and asylum, is to be screened by the BBC in the run up to Christmas.

  • 20 Nov 2007

    The Feast of the Holy Innocents is a date in the Catholic calender when we remember especially the fate of the 'little ones', those who are weak and little regarded by the Herod's of this world, until

  • 19 Nov 2007

    The debate about religion in public life is often cantankerous, says Simon Barrow. But a constructive new pamphlet on secularism from the Humanist Philosophers' Group shows us that a better standard of discussion is possible.