People and Power

  • 21 Mar 2014

    The Secretary of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council is departing to lead the Edinburgh Cyrenians charity.

  • 21 Mar 2014

    World Council of Churches General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “grave concern” about a law recently passed by the Israeli Knesset or parliament.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    The contested details of the latest proposals from the UK Chancellor are only partly illustrative of the momentous economic challenge that lies behind and beyond the Budget, says Simon Barrow. Right now the entire system based at Westminster is failing adequately to comprehend and address, let alone tackle, the really big issues in which economics is a major factor.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    On the eve of the 2014 budget, Methodist Church press officer Anna Drew wrote a powerful blog on the struggle by churches and others to get to the truth about poverty in Britain today.

  • 19 Mar 2014

    Yesterday, as the UK Chancellor finalised his 2014 Budget, leaders of different faiths united against food poverty.

  • 18 Mar 2014

    The World Council of Churches president for Latin America and the Caribbean has expressed concern over political violence in Venezuela.

  • 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.