People and Power

  • 16 Oct 2007

    The president of the United Church of Christ in the USA has been arrested after trying to deliver to the White House a pastoral letter that contained 60,000 signatures calling for an end to the American-led military action in Iraq.

  • 15 Oct 2007

    Two women theologians from Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo due to speak at a Mennonite-sponsored conference for women of colour were denied visas by the US State Department, which cited "lack of assets" as a reason for excluding them.

  • 12 Oct 2007

    Calling for alternatives to enforced free trade, churches and church-related organizations world-wide, along with other religious groups and community partners, are gearing up for a major Trade Week of Action, from 14-21 October 2007.

  • 12 Oct 2007

    One of the largest demonstrations ever held by Zimbabwean exiles will take place in London on Saturday 13 October 2007 outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in the Strand - marking five years of protest against human rights abuses by the Mugabe regime

  • 11 Oct 2007

    Jack Straw has decided to introduce legislation which will prohibit the incitement of homophobic hatred. It is well-intentioned, but will this legislation work? Is it necessary?

  • 11 Oct 2007

    They are people seldom spoken of - the rural poor, landless and tribal people of India - at time when their country is being hailed as a new economic superpower. But last week they demanded to be heard, at the start of one of the biggest non-violent protests since Gandhi chased out the British.

  • 11 Oct 2007

    Pensioners from a federation of self-help groups in Balykchy, Central Asia, attached to the Resource Centre to the Elderly, which gets backing from the Ecumenical Consortium for Central Asia and other NGOs, are angry that they have gone three years without domestic water.

  • 9 Oct 2007

    Students, academics, human rights campaigners and a Jewish peace group have protested loudly at the decision of the Catholic University of St Thomas, Minnesota, to cancel a campus visit by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, because he has criticized Israeli government policy.

  • 9 Oct 2007

    Police arrested four people during the Stop the War Campaign march calling from the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, - after the protest was given the go-ahead by the authorities following outrage at its original banning under an archaic law.

  • 9 Oct 2007

    The arrest last month of a US humanitarian worker entering Canada with 12 Haitian asylum seekers has serious implications for church groups and organizations that help refugees, says Mennonite Central Committee Canada’s refugee coordinator.