People and Power

  • January 27, 2011

    A major conference on race, religion, secularity and public policy is taking place at the University of East London on Thursday 27 January 2011, organised by the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) and the Runnymede Trust. Ekklesia is among the presenting agencies.

  • January 26, 2011

    Human rights groups worldwide have condemned a crackdown on demonstrations in Egypt amid continuing protests against poverty, police abuse and corruption.

  • January 26, 2011

    A leading Buddhist has called for global civil society to take the lead in abolishing nuclear weapons and building a global culture of human rights.

  • January 25, 2011

    Modern football isn't just sport, it's big business these days - well, big business for some, and small business, survival or worse for many others (the majority, in fact). So the question of who owns and shapes the game in Scotland is central to the current debates about league restructuring and future development.

  • January 24, 2011

    Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing two Papuan villagers last May have been sentenced to between eight and ten months in prison.

  • January 23, 2011

    As Pakistan's main churches have held special prayers in memory of Salman Taseer, the Punjab governor assassinated for his opposition to death for blasphemy.

  • January 19, 2011

    What hasn’t been often highlighted so far in the debate about the Alternative Vote (AV), is that many groups working on behalf of some of the most vulnerable and disempowered people are backing the Al

  • January 18, 2011

    As outlined in the previous post, AV would enable people to vote ‘with their heart as well as their head’.

  • January 17, 2011

    The referendum on whether we should use the Alternative Vote (AV) system to elect MPs to the House of Commons, offers us a small but significant change which could make a big difference.

    The arguments over AV have often centred on speculation about the extent to which the new system would (dis)advantage any particular party. This can sometimes be informative – for example, the BNP are opposed to AV because they realise it would make it impossible for the party to get someone elected to Westminster in the same way that they have succeeded in local council elections under the First Past The Post (FPTP) System.

  • January 17, 2011

    Two men have been arrested in Tunisia after one of them gave media interviews about the ongoing protests.