People and Power

  • April 28, 2011

    With Easter Sunday this year coinciding for the first time with the memorial day for the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Harry Hagopian explores a painful history and asks how, in the present and future, those who inherit the mantle of the victims can move forward to discover new life.

  • April 27, 2011

    The Russian and Greek Orthodox churches are strongly objecting to plans in both countries to introduce electronic national identity cards.

  • April 25, 2011

    A new song was playing on Iraqi Kurdistan radio just before Easter, which included the lines, "Don't kill this generation" and "don't kill the future." Michele Naar-Obed from Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) recounts part of the untold story of nonviolent action and brutal state violence in Suleimaniya and Kawler, the state capital.

  • April 23, 2011

    A diverse US coalition of Christian leaders will next week announce a new coalition to fight cuts to anti-poverty programmes.

  • April 23, 2011

    In his Holy Week message, the Anglican Archbishop of York has asked whether Britain's 'Big Society' is doing enough to help refugees.

  • April 21, 2011

    Disability campaigners have welcomed a landmark court victory by four residents over Birmingham City Council's attempt to cut their services.

  • April 21, 2011

    For the past two years, writes Ron Ferguson in his Herald newspaper comment column, disadvantaged people from Glasgow have been telling the Poverty Truth Commission what it’s like to be poor in a land of plenty.

  • April 21, 2011

    Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Nicole Cooke has announced support for the Christian Aid London-to-Paris global poverty bike ride.

  • April 20, 2011

    As we approach the Sacred Triduum in Holy Week, when Christians reflect on the profound sacrifice Christ made for humankind, and at a time when the Jewish community has started the feast of Passover, a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region seems religiously natural - as well as politically topical.

  • April 19, 2011

    If Chancellor George Osborne wants to explore his assertion that "we are all in this together", he could have done no better than attend the closing session of Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission at 2pm on Saturday 16 April in Glasgow City Chambers. He was invited. But sadly he was not there.