People and Power

  • February 16, 2009

    Catholic bishops marked yesterday as a special 'Zimbabwe Sunday' to encourage prayer and solidarity for the beleaguered people of the Southern African nation, as its new unity government emerges.

  • February 16, 2009

    A nationwide string of protests against universities' links with arms companies has involved peaceful action on campuses across Britain, backed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade.

  • February 14, 2009

    Secularist campaigners will be marching to the Italian Embassy in London today, in a demonstration coinciding with one in Rome against the Vatican's interventions in Italian, European and global politics.

  • February 13, 2009

    The long road towards accepting women bishops in the Church of England became an inch shorter on 11 February as the Church of England's General Synod passed a tentative enabling motion.

  • February 13, 2009

    For most of Indian history, those Hindus who have perpetrated violence against women have got away with it, says Wendy Doniger. It's time for this to stop.

  • February 12, 2009

    Egyptian police have released an activist with Egyptian and German citizenship who was arrested after he took part in a march supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

  • February 12, 2009

    A new website called 'Faith in Affordable Housing' is being launched today at Church House Westminster, headquarters of the Church of England.It aims to help churches use land and property to meet housing needs.

  • February 11, 2009

    The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly to back a motion calling for a prohibition on clergy and senior staff being members of the far-right British National Party.

  • February 11, 2009

    The United Church of Christ and its partners have welcomed several policy and legislative decisions in support of justice issues made by US President Obama, but are calling for more.

  • February 8, 2009

    Even though the physical voting process at the Iraqi electoral sites seemed fair, the IHEC's implementation of its internal registration rules, led to a flawed outcome disfavouring the Kurds, says Peggy Gish.