People and Power

  • 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.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    "Franz Jägerstätter is a prophet with a global view and a penetrating insight which very few of his contemporaries had at that time; he is a shining example in his fidelity to the claims of his cons

  • 19 Nov 2007

    The case of a Sikh pupil suspended from a Welsh school for wearing a wrist bangle is now likely to go to judicial review after the school concerned refused to adopt a more flexible dress policy and is seeking further legal advice.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Trying to make workplaces religion free is no solution to human fears about 'the other', says Simon Barrow, reflecting on recent cases of controversy involving religious dress and symbols in schools and companies.

  • 18 Nov 2007

    Former Ambassador and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Warren Clark has been named Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace. Clark will succeed Corinne Whitlatch, who has led CMEP for 21 years, at the end of 2007.

  • 16 Nov 2007

    The Prince of Wales has met leaders of some of the UK's largest Black-led churches as he sought to lay the groundwork for intended civic collaboration to help tackle the problem of disaffected young people in modern Britain.