People and Power

  • 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.

  • June 23, 2008

    Despite the global credit crunch, social entrepreneurs are continuing to invest in hope. Oikocredit – one of the leading financiers of microfinance – has decided to pay a dividend of 2% to its members for the 15th year in a row.

  • June 23, 2008

    Church leaders and anti-gun charities have paid tribute to Ms Pat Regan, a mother who became a prominent campaigner against violence after she lost her son in what was dubbed 'an underworld style shooting' in 2002.

  • June 22, 2008

    The Romanian Orthodox Church has condemned the formation of a trade union among its clergy, and has said that priests should follow church procedures in making demands and airing grievances. But the workers involved disagree.

  • June 20, 2008

    A top Christian monthly magazine has published an interview with Khalid Mish'al, widely regarded as the most senior figure in Hamas, the Islamist resistance group elected in Palestine and described as 'terrorists' by the USA.

  • June 20, 2008

    Zambian and Zimbabwean Roman Catholic bishops have exhorted the government of Southern African to take much stronger action in pressuring the government in Harare to ensure a credible presidential election in Zimbabwe.

  • June 18, 2008

    The Centre of African Studies (London), based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), is pleased to announce a two-day conference on ‘Researching Violence and Conflict: Methodological

  • June 18, 2008

    It’s 100% wrong...

  • June 17, 2008

    PM Gordon Brown has launched a new consultation involving the Labour Party, churches and faith communities. It will focus on identifying the values held in common by different faiths and beliefs - ones that also echo with the non-religious.

  • June 16, 2008

    A day conference, organised by Peace Brigades International UK, will explore threats to biodiversity and climate change presented by deforestation, pollution and mono-crop cultivation.