People and Power

  • July 7, 2007

    Gordon Brown has been challenged by Scottish Catholic Cardinal Keith O'Brien for not including mention of the repeal of the Act of Settlement, which ensures only a Protestant can take the British throne, in constitutional proposals.

  • July 7, 2007

    An alliance of southern African Christian organizations has called for the African Union and other bodies on the continent to help stop human rights violations being perpetrated on Zimbabweans by the country's government.

  • July 6, 2007

    Representatives of church bodies associated with the World Council of Churches (WCC) from Africa, Europe and the Middle East are gathering in Brussels, 6-9 July 2007, to seek responses to migration in and between these regions.

  • July 6, 2007

    T in the Park, the biggest carbon neutral music festival in the world, is this year supporting development agency Christian Aid’s Cut the Carbon campaign and helping promote its 1,000 mile Cut the Carbon March across the UK.

  • July 5, 2007

    The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking was arked in Palestine this week with a church-backed conference promoting the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle and exploring support for those affected by drugs.

  • July 5, 2007

    A British and Irish inter-church study group has entered the heated debate on migration by devising a set of principles to enable churches to contribute to the discussion. It calls for understanding and support of migrants.

  • July 4, 2007

    ... and the world is rejoicing. As are we. But thousands of people remain incarcerated in the region, not least in Iraq.

  • July 4, 2007

    The National Association of British Arabs has condemned the attack on Glasgow Airport and the car bombs found in London - stressing that secular as well as religious opinion must be taken into account to move beyond war and terror.

  • July 4, 2007

    An East German Protestant who played a big role in the movement that led to the end of communism and the Berlin Wall in 1989, has warned against the church becoming seduced by the "friendly embrace" of capitalism.

  • July 4, 2007

    The Archbishop of York pounded an African drum to celebrate the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston from captivity in Gaza today. Now Hamas wants recognition for its Palestinian authority. And many non-Westerners remain in prison.