People and Power

  • 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.

  • February 6, 2009

    Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has said that faith groups using public money should not ‘proselytise’ or discriminate in the provision of services to their communities.

  • February 6, 2009

    The British National Party have lost a council by-election, following a campaign by churches to keep them out. The far-right party ran a 'British jobs for British workers campaign' but fell even further behind the first place party.

  • February 5, 2009

    Tony Blair delivered the keynote speech to the annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama's first, in Washington DC this morning. He spoke of religion as "a source of so much inspiration; an excuse for so much evil."

  • February 4, 2009

    In the grey zone, we are all both victims and perpetrators, says Giles Fraser, who has visited one of the major sites of the slave trade. In the grey zone, morality is no longer simple. We need honesty, wisdom and divine mercy to face the facts hopefully.

  • February 4, 2009

    The Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Alexandria, Egypt, have called for solidarity and practical support for the people of Zimbabwe, having heard first-hand accounts of the crisis there.

  • February 3, 2009

    A religious peace gathering in Philadelphia, USA, featured daily acts of opposition to gun violence held at a gun store in the city. The actions included non-violent protest, prayer, and civil disobedience.

  • February 2, 2009

    Black church leaders in the United Kingdom believe that the ethos of hope and positivity generated by the 'Obama generation' in the USA, with the advent of the new president, can benefit people here.

  • February 2, 2009

    Protests took place in Britain's capital over the weekend, calling for an end to the government-backed slaughter in Sri Lanka and for the freedom of Tibet from Chinese domination.