People and Power

  • June 27, 2008

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the moves towards greater equality set out in the government’s Equality Bill White Paper - and has called for more action against discrimination by religious groups.

  • June 26, 2008

    The tragic situation in Zimbabwe was being foretold as long as fifty years ago by the writer Frantz Fanon, whose theories about the end of colonialism have proved remarkably prophetic.

  • June 25, 2008

    Many, including the Church of England, have argued that the government's 42 days detention without charge strategy is wrong - but what's the alternative?

  • June 25, 2008

    A key figure on the US religious right, which is anxious that its political grip on the large evangelical constituency in America is waning, has launched an attack on Senator Barack Obama and his Christian credentials.

  • June 25, 2008

    Backed by Catholic aid agency CAFOD, two indigenous indians from Brazil have arrived in London this week to make an urgent plea to members of parliament for help to save their Amazon forest home.

  • June 25, 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool has faced a call to consider resigning after his former communications officer was awarded over £14,500 for unfair dismissal by the diocese at a recent employment tribunal.

  • June 25, 2008

    Gordon Brown has been presented with a copy of the Bible which highlights passages which refer to social justice. Chief Executive of Bible Society, James Catford, presented a copy of during a visit to Downing Street.

  • June 24, 2008

    Gordon Brown's recent poll humiliations have left him seeking to rebuild support, says Simon Barrow. The 'faith constituency' is one that he has a particular interest in - and it won't go away.

  • June 24, 2008

    A student Christian leader Zimbabwe has urged the international community to intervene, following the decision of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the presidential runoff, citing escalating violence against supporters.

  • June 23, 2008

    In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) openDemocracy.net hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.