People and Power

  • 17 Mar 2014

    There is plenty to be disturbed about over Russia's internal policies of repression, its external policies of forced intervention and control, and a political and economic system shaped by the gangster capitalism which Western advisers went in to enthusiastically benefit from after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • 15 Mar 2014

    An “inter-generational dialogue on faith, culture, HIV and sexual reproductive health and rights” was initiated last week.

  • 15 Mar 2014

    The voice of the prophets was essential, the late Tony Benn argued, to challenge wrong-doing and wrong motives – to provide direction for the rulers who would listen, and stubborn unyielding opposition when they would not. This, he believed, should be the role of the church in relation to government. The Rev Benny Hazelhurst, former vicar of Tolpuddle, recalls a man of vision and social hope, who died on 14 March 2014.

  • 8 Mar 2014

    A few weeks ago, Juliet Kilpin attended the community launch of Christians on the Left (www.christiansontheleft.org.uk) with a summit on faith, social action and social justice. In a packed food bank based in a London City Mission venue in Vauxhall, inspirational voices shared stories of action motivated by Christian faith. But the event and network raises other important questions about faith, politics, justice, class, witness and the use of the Bible, she suggests.

  • 28 Feb 2014
  • 27 Feb 2014

    Politicians on all sides must act to stop disabled, sick and vulnerable people being scapegoated and sidelined in debates about welfare and benefits, says Christian think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 27 Feb 2014

    The House of Commons will today (27 February 2014) debate the impact of current UK welfare reform on sick and disabled people and carers.

  • 26 Feb 2014

    The Church of Scotland will today launch the results of a nationwide consultation on Scotland’s future.

  • 22 Feb 2014

    A new report by the STUC, wants both sides in the independence debate to focus on workers' rights, inequality and economic justice.

  • 22 Feb 2014

    A day event is being held at St Ninian's Church, Dundee, on Saturday 22 February 2014, specifically to help Christians reflect on the issues that should be considered before deciding whether to vote Yes or No to the question in the historic September referendum: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'