People and Power

  • November 22, 2007

    Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.

  • November 22, 2007

    Long-time Middle East expert Dr Harry Hagopian, Ecumenical, Legal & Political Consultant to the Armenian Church in the UK, assesses the prsopects of the Annapolis for peace with justice in Israel-Palestine.

  • November 22, 2007

    The UK consumer watchdog group Which? has warned British consumers to look out for charity Christmas card cons in the high street, amid concerns that publishers and retailers are making excess profits out of cards which give a pittance to good causes.

  • November 21, 2007

    Leading Israeli peace activist, Jeff Halper, from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, arrives in the UK on 22 November, with Palestinian Salim Shawamreh, who has had his house demolished four times by Israeli bulldozers.

  • November 20, 2007

    The political dimension of the Nativity story, drawing on the themes of immigration and asylum, is to be screened by the BBC in the run up to Christmas.

  • November 20, 2007

    The Feast of the Holy Innocents is a date in the Catholic calender when we remember especially the fate of the 'little ones', those who are weak and little regarded by the Herod's of this world, until

  • November 19, 2007

    The debate about religion in public life is often cantankerous, says Simon Barrow. But a constructive new pamphlet on secularism from the Humanist Philosophers' Group shows us that a better standard of discussion is possible.

  • November 19, 2007

    "Franz Jägerstätter is a prophet with a global view and a penetrating insight which very few of his contemporaries had at that time; he is a shining example in his fidelity to the claims of his cons

  • November 19, 2007

    The case of a Sikh pupil suspended from a Welsh school for wearing a wrist bangle is now likely to go to judicial review after the school concerned refused to adopt a more flexible dress policy and is seeking further legal advice.

  • November 19, 2007

    Trying to make workplaces religion free is no solution to human fears about 'the other', says Simon Barrow, reflecting on recent cases of controversy involving religious dress and symbols in schools and companies.