People and Power

  • 3 Nov 2007

    Church and faith groups have a key role to play in bringing transformation to communities across the UK, according to the government minister responsible. But critics say many questions remain about the agendas of both parties.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    The calls for Sir Ian Blair's resignation as chief of the Metropolitan police may be a distraction from the real issues, says Simon Barrow, reflecting on the 2005 Stockwell terror shooting tragedy.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    The Economist has today (2 November 2007) published a special report which examines religion's place "in today's modern society" - the role it is likely to play in this century's politics and "how we should deal with it". But is it saying anything new?

  • 2 Nov 2007

    An imam, a Christian minister, and a striking janitor from Indiana are coming to London to speak at a trade union gathering, to stress the importance of workers' rights in Islamic social thought, and to take on a company they say is violating them.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    A deadline is reached today for churches and others who help London's homeless, to protest against a proposed ban on soup runs. London Councils have put forward a proposal to prevent or restrict the "distribution of free refreshments", aimed at ending soup runs.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    Campaigners in the US will call on Monday for a congressional ban on cluster bombs. The civilian victims of cluster bombs will be highlighted as part of a Global Day of Action that includes activities in 20 countries.

  • 1 Nov 2007

    An English magistrate who says he felt forced to resign because he was unwilling to enact the law on adoption by gay and lesbian couples has lost his appeal over claims that he was subject to anti-Christian discrimination.

  • 31 Oct 2007

    Several weeks after a brutal crackdown on thousands of democracy protesters across Burma, over a hundred Buddhist monks have taken part in the first public demonstration in northern Burma since the government's wave of repression.

  • 31 Oct 2007

    The UK government has not made a convincing case for extending the time suspected terrorists can be detained without charge, according to the Church of England. The government's paper was published at the end of July 2007.

  • 31 Oct 2007

    Methodism in Britain will focus its attention on Wales next month, as Cardiff hosts the annual Methodist Youth Conference from 16-18 November 2007 in the new Urdd Centre in the Bay area - where BBC TV series Doctor Who is based.