People and Power

  • September 10, 2012

    'Honour' is both an abstract noun and a verb. These characteristics have become somewhat confused as sacked government ministers are rewarded and Olympic and Paralympic athletes feted for the achievements which have delighted and inspired so many over the last few weeks.

  • September 3, 2012

    The Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty 'Tax Justice Bus' reached Bristol this morning, as part of its journey across Britain and Ireland.

  • September 3, 2012

    Community-specific anxiety could not overshadow the common worries of Christians and Muslims, a leading Middle East commentator has said.

  • August 30, 2012

    “A millionaire with a private cinematograph, all the necessary props and a troupe of intelligent actors could, if he wished, make practically all of his inner life known. He could explain the real reasons of his actions instead of telling rationalised lies, point out the things an ordinary man has to keep locked up because there are no words to express them. In general, he could make other people understand him.” So wrote George Orwell in his 1940 essay 'New Words'.

  • August 26, 2012

    Two distinguished speakers came together to discuss the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh.

  • August 26, 2012

    The final Festival of Spirituality conversation and Civic Cafe, The Power of Youth and Football to heal a Divided City, proved extremely rewarding, writes Katie MacFadyen. The issue of dealing with sectarianism and bigotry is something that should involve all of us.

  • August 24, 2012

    Peace cannot be separated from justice and wisdom, nor politics from relationships, a panel on conflict as a positive source of change has suggested.

  • August 23, 2012

    When we see all conflict as automatically and only ‘bad’ do we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other?

  • August 20, 2012

    This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

  • August 19, 2012

    The trial and imprisonment of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot has split the country, brought criticism on the Church and provoked global outrage.