Community and Family

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Competition for cheap doctors from health-rich nations, including Britain, is threatening the future of one of the world’s poorest countries.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    The Latin American Council of Churches Youth Pastoral Ministry will be seeking to strengthen its work in Central and South America over the next three years.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    Questioning the coherence of the newly-initiated World Interfaith Harmony Week, Michael Marten says that if neither 'faith' nor 'religion' really serve as useful comparative or relational concepts, it is perhaps intellectually more honest, and practically more fruitful, to abandon the pretence of ‘interfaith’ dialogue in favour of simple ‘interhuman’ dialogue.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.

  • 25 Mar 2011

    A new European network of survivors of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is being launched at a gathering in central London on Saturday 26 March.

  • 24 Mar 2011

    Do not be fooled by the scraps from the table in Chancellor Osborne's 2011 budget, says Urban Forum chief executive, Toby Blume, analysing the implications for charities, enterprise, environment, planning and poverty. Sadly, the real damage has already been done.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    The Budget does nothing to help poor and vulnerable people targeted by the government’s programme of cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    Three church leaders have called on the UK government to apologise for false claims about claimants and to correct their figures in the Budget.

  • 19 Mar 2011

    The Methodist Church has criticised the UK Government's "responsibility deal" to tackle alcohol abuse, suggesting it is a sop to the drinks industry lobby.

  • 18 Mar 2011

    On Wednesday 16 March I clambered onto a bus heading for Deptford Bridge in South London. It was an articulated, crocodile bus that can barely see what its back end is doing, and it was rammed. In fact, it was so rammed that I couldn’t get my Oyster payment card to the unmanned scanner halfway down the bus.