People and Power

  • 21 Feb 2008

    In a world where we are used to generalizing, it is inevitable that we will continue to use expressions like “the rich” and “the poor”, says Paul Mukerji. But his time in Colombia led him to question the way this division is formulated.

  • 19 Feb 2008

    Members of the Church of England's General Synod have been told that it is 'highly unlikely' that a vote to allow women to become bishops will be taken before 2010. In the meantime the UK Parliament will continue to be the only democracy in the world with places exclusively reserved for men.

  • 19 Feb 2008

    The Breathe Conference aims to equip and inspire us to live well for Christ in a consumer culture.

  • 18 Feb 2008

    Churches and campaigners for asylum justice in Leeds and beyond are dismayed at the deportation of a member of a Baptist congregation. They say it highlights deep concerns about the fairness of the United Kingdom asylum system.

  • 18 Feb 2008

    Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) has called for the postponement of the national elections due on 29 March 2008. They say there are signs that the poll will not be free and fair under current conditions.

  • 17 Feb 2008

    The natural presumption of Establishment insulates the Church of England, says Simon Barrow. Even worse, it takes the opposite direction to Jesus, who rejected worldly power in the Temptation that Christians recall during Lent.

  • 17 Feb 2008

    There would seem to be a contradiction in Bishop of Liverpool James Jones speaking up bravely for lesbian and gay people pastorally in a new book, and then defending the very privilege which enables his church to discriminate against them in law.

  • 17 Feb 2008
  • 17 Feb 2008

    Muslim lawyers say they are puzzled that Archbishop Rowan Williams raised the Sharia issue before they have had a chance to tackle some key concerns. But Evangelicals and a progressive interfaith group are calling for wider debate.

  • 16 Feb 2008

    Harnessing the power of the market to help solve the problems of global poverty, hunger and inequality is both possible and necessary, a Nobel Peace Prize winner told an invited audience of specialists in London on Thursday night.