People and Power

  • June 24, 2011

    Scottish Tory justice spokesperson John Lamont says the west of Scotland school system contributes to the "conditioning of sectarian attitudes".

  • June 24, 2011

    A parliamentary inquiry is calling on religious and non-religious groups to give evidence on the government’s 'Big Society' agenda.

  • June 23, 2011

    Ahead of my upcoming travels in Europe concerning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I have recorded another podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and for sharing on Ekklesia and beyond.

  • June 23, 2011

    The European Union risks “undermining its core values” unless it treats refugees and asylum seekers more humanely, says a senior Protestant expert.

  • June 22, 2011

    A permanent memorial in Parliament Square is among the ideas to celebrate the life of anti-war activist Brian Haw, who died of cancer at the weekend.

  • June 22, 2011

    A new interfaith group in Japan has joined local opposition to the United States' military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

  • June 22, 2011

    Ethnohistorical and other studies show the great influence and power the historic Spanish mission had over the native population?s lives and souls in the Andean region, says Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar. At the same time as they document the missionaries' daily struggle to impose European ways of life onto other cultures, they also indicate that indigenous people were not only victims, but also agents in re-shaping their living conditions and their cultural identities.

  • June 21, 2011

    Thousands of Australians have marked World Refugee Day (20 June) by rallying to demand an end to mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

  • June 20, 2011

    Newspapers have reported that the UK government is to publish a ‘Big Society’ bill, supposedly giving citizens more choice and control. In practice, this may involve offloading further responsibilities on to individuals, families and communities, forcing them to put in extra time and money or go without much-needed services.

  • June 18, 2011

    Israeli political leaders should heed opinions articulated by Jewish-American actor Leonard Nimoy and others, appreciating that a just solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as much in their interest as it is in that of Palestinians, says Harry Hagopian. Otherwise, if a Palestinian gamble for virtual statehood is met by the usual Israeli intransigence, the outcome could become more deleterious for both peoples let alone more volatile for the Arab Spring.