People and Power

  • June 25, 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool has faced a call to consider resigning after his former communications officer was awarded over £14,500 for unfair dismissal by the diocese at a recent employment tribunal.

  • June 25, 2008

    Gordon Brown has been presented with a copy of the Bible which highlights passages which refer to social justice. Chief Executive of Bible Society, James Catford, presented a copy of during a visit to Downing Street.

  • June 24, 2008

    Gordon Brown's recent poll humiliations have left him seeking to rebuild support, says Simon Barrow. The 'faith constituency' is one that he has a particular interest in - and it won't go away.

  • June 24, 2008

    A student Christian leader Zimbabwe has urged the international community to intervene, following the decision of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the presidential runoff, citing escalating violence against supporters.

  • June 23, 2008

    In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) openDemocracy.net hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

  • June 23, 2008

    Despite the global credit crunch, social entrepreneurs are continuing to invest in hope. Oikocredit – one of the leading financiers of microfinance – has decided to pay a dividend of 2% to its members for the 15th year in a row.

  • June 23, 2008

    Church leaders and anti-gun charities have paid tribute to Ms Pat Regan, a mother who became a prominent campaigner against violence after she lost her son in what was dubbed 'an underworld style shooting' in 2002.

  • June 22, 2008

    The Romanian Orthodox Church has condemned the formation of a trade union among its clergy, and has said that priests should follow church procedures in making demands and airing grievances. But the workers involved disagree.

  • June 20, 2008

    A top Christian monthly magazine has published an interview with Khalid Mish'al, widely regarded as the most senior figure in Hamas, the Islamist resistance group elected in Palestine and described as 'terrorists' by the USA.

  • June 20, 2008

    Zambian and Zimbabwean Roman Catholic bishops have exhorted the government of Southern African to take much stronger action in pressuring the government in Harare to ensure a credible presidential election in Zimbabwe.