People and Power

  • May 14, 2007

    A coalition of national and regional religious leaders across the United States has launched a major initiative to "zero-out" funding for the production of new nuclear warheads. It has Christian and interfaith backing.

  • May 13, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has apologized for the way Christians misused the Bible 200 years ago to justify slavery. In a parliamentary speech he called for more action against its modern manifestations.

  • May 13, 2007

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has gone on al-Jazeera to appeal the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston, whose kidnap in Gaza has been denounced by the Iranian government and galvanised media freedom activists.

  • May 13, 2007

    Attempts to bring to justice past participators in human rights abuses in communist-era Poland are raising moral dilemmas for Protestant and Catholc Christians across the country. New law makes the issues unavoidable.

  • May 12, 2007

    As Tony Blair prepares to step down as British PM, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) offers an assessment and balance sheet of the impact of his policies on international development.

  • May 11, 2007

    Where your money goes, there goes your heart, says Giles Fraser. And it can be very revealing, too, especially when it comes to the sharing of resources among churches.

  • May 11, 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has received a warm welcome in Brazil, the world's largest Catholic-majority nation. But President Lula says decriminalizing abortion is a healthcare necessity and that one moral stance cannot be imposed on all.

  • May 11, 2007

    Kenyan religious leaders are backing demands by civil society groups that those standing in parliamentary elections scheduled for 2007 should commit themselves to salary reductions, accountability and transparency.

  • May 10, 2007

    Following up their critique of Robert Mugabe's regime in an outspoken pastoral letter, Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops are calling for a cricket boycott of the country. But the president is hitting back.

  • May 9, 2007

    Every year the Campagine Against Arms Trade Christian Network holds a day of prayer to coincide with Stop the Arms Trade Week.