People and Power

  • September 24, 2012

    It may appear graceless to ask the question, but how likely is it that Andrew Mitchell would have managed even the evasive partial apology heard today if he had thought he could get away with his arrogant loutishness towards officers of the Diplomatic Protection Group and retain his job?

  • September 20, 2012

    Magazine editor and human rights defender Somyot Prueksakasemsuk must be immediately released from 17-month pre-trial detention, says Amnesty International.

  • September 16, 2012

    Our minds tend towards the creation of categories. The capacity to classify and order is the engine of learning and enquiry. When permitted to go unexamined, it may also be the source of prejudice and injustice.

  • September 10, 2012

    'Honour' is both an abstract noun and a verb. These characteristics have become somewhat confused as sacked government ministers are rewarded and Olympic and Paralympic athletes feted for the achievements which have delighted and inspired so many over the last few weeks.

  • September 3, 2012

    The Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty 'Tax Justice Bus' reached Bristol this morning, as part of its journey across Britain and Ireland.

  • September 3, 2012

    Community-specific anxiety could not overshadow the common worries of Christians and Muslims, a leading Middle East commentator has said.

  • August 30, 2012

    “A millionaire with a private cinematograph, all the necessary props and a troupe of intelligent actors could, if he wished, make practically all of his inner life known. He could explain the real reasons of his actions instead of telling rationalised lies, point out the things an ordinary man has to keep locked up because there are no words to express them. In general, he could make other people understand him.” So wrote George Orwell in his 1940 essay 'New Words'.

  • August 26, 2012

    Two distinguished speakers came together to discuss the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh.

  • August 26, 2012

    The final Festival of Spirituality conversation and Civic Cafe, The Power of Youth and Football to heal a Divided City, proved extremely rewarding, writes Katie MacFadyen. The issue of dealing with sectarianism and bigotry is something that should involve all of us.

  • August 24, 2012

    Peace cannot be separated from justice and wisdom, nor politics from relationships, a panel on conflict as a positive source of change has suggested.