People and Power

  • April 2, 2010

    In Sri Lanka in recent decades, the term "traitor" has been flung about with wild abandon, says Savi Hensman, raising questions about what loyalty people might owe to a nation and what this might mean in practice.

  • April 1, 2010

    Back in 2000 I was honoured to be part of a British and Irish churches' team supporting an interreligious peace delegation from Sri Lanka on a visit to build solidarity links here. One of the participants was Duleep de Chickera, now Anglican Bishop of Colombo. A remarkable man, his 2010 Easter message of hope has a resonance both within and beyond the particular tragedies of Sri Lanka.

  • March 31, 2010

    Unlock Democracy have launched a short online interactive quiz designed to raise voter awareness about the policy differences between the parties on the issues they care about.

  • March 31, 2010

    Place of institutional religion in Second Chamber will be litmus test of reform

  • March 30, 2010

    There is lots of analysis - including much wishful thinking - by politicos and journalists this morning about who 'won' last night’s Channel 4 chancellor’s debate. That is to miss the bigger picture.

  • March 30, 2010

    A major funding agency says faith communities are crucial to combating the HIV pandemic, but need to meet global standards of accountability when funds are channelled through them.

  • March 29, 2010

    The prohibition on open debate about drugs policy in Britain and globally has not yet disappeared, says Mick Moore. But it must end. We need informed, expert opinion and a move from the 'prohibition' versus 'legalisation' stand-off towards humane control and regulation.

  • March 29, 2010

    A sixth senior drugs adviser has resigned from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs over the government's persistent refusal to listen to experts properly when formulating policy.

  • March 28, 2010

    As churches commemorate Palm Sunday, marking Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, many are continuing to remember Archbishop Oscar Romero's stand for the poor - which cost his life.

  • March 26, 2010

    Thinking back a year or so, to the Convention on Modern Liberty, I am struck by the fact that the one thing that stands out in my memory was author Phillip Pullman's address, in which he laid out a vision of public policy as it could be if it focused on promoting our virtues, rather than protecting us from our vices