People and Power

  • 18 Oct 2007
  • 18 Oct 2007

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has given firm support to the work of the Independent Asylum Commission at a private seminar in Lambeth Palace - affirming the need to treat those fleeing oppression with dignity.

  • 17 Oct 2007

    Ekklesia is a think tank that promotes fresh forms of thought - without relying on tanks. In an interview with SCM, Simon Barrow explains what the deal is with post-Christendom and how to respond to the fuss about religion.

  • 17 Oct 2007

    What we need in the Church is not less ambition, but more, argues Giles Fraser. We are charged with the most ambitious calling of them all: to be agents of God’s all-transforming love to the world.

  • 17 Oct 2007

    The outing of Vatican high-flier Monsignor Tommaso Stenico in a secretly filmed TV sting offers a real insight into the struggle the Roman Catholic Church is having in its home country over homosexuality.

  • 17 Oct 2007

    The National Council of Churches USA's Justice for Women Working Group is working with people of faith across America in October 2007 to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and make sure the churches take the issue seriously.

  • 17 Oct 2007

    Work is continuing for the release of two Catholic priests kidnapped in northern Iraq last week. Unconfirmed reports say that contact has been made with their captors, but that initial attempts to secure their release apparently foundered.

  • 16 Oct 2007

    There is a continuing row between Amnesty International and the Vatican over access to abortion by women who have been abused and raped. Here AI explains its policy and contests representations of it by some critics and campaigners.

  • 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.