People and Power

  • April 18, 2007

    Simon Barrow asks how we can regain and sense of proportion, love and justice in arguments about the Bible and many other things in church and public life.

  • April 18, 2007

    Hilary Benn wants to end the nomenclature of a 'war on terror', but he does not seem to have abandoned the 'clash of civilizations' or proposed any real alternative, writes Michael Marten.

  • April 17, 2007

    Expressing the sorrow of many Christians in the US at yesterday's killings in Virginia, the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) has also renewed the NCC's call for 'meaningful' legislation to prevent gun violence.

  • April 13, 2007

    Black Christian leaders have attacked UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, saying that his comments this week about Black communities did not recognise the work these communities - and especially Black Churches - are doing to tackle criminal gangs.

  • April 13, 2007

    Ahead of the May local elections, The Methodist Church has launched guidelines for churches that find themselves represented by a councillor from an extremist party.

  • April 12, 2007

    Peace and justice means more than political expediency, argues Timothy Seidel - and behind the fashionable rhetoric of 'two states' for Palestine/Israel lie some highly dubious agendas.

  • April 12, 2007

    The ethnic and religious diversity of Sri Lanka's world cup cricket team is a helpful contrast to the violent sectarianism that has blighted its politics, says the Bishop of Colombo

  • April 8, 2007

    The strongly-worded condemnation of oppression and injustice issued by Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops has been highlighted by the Pope in his traditional Easter message at St Peter’s Basilica.

  • March 30, 2007

    A church leader who has just returned from a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has said that interfaith dialogue should be a model for diplomacy in tensions such as those between Western states and Iran.

  • March 29, 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury cast a crucial vote last night when he turned up in the House of Lords with other bishops to vote against the government's proposals for a supercasino in Manchester.