Community and Family

  • 2 Sep 2011

    The BBC World Service has launched special radio broadcasts to serve the Somali-speaking population affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.

  • 27 Aug 2011

    The housing and homelessness charity Shelter has launched a new advertising campaign to encourage people facing housing problems to seek earlier advice.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    Amnesty International is calling on the UK authorities to stop the planned eviction of up to 86 Irish Traveller families in Essex.

  • 19 Aug 2011

    There have been many thoughtful attempts to understand recent riots in England, says Savi Hensman. But unfortunately thinktank head and theologian Philip Blond’s parallel universe is not among them.

  • 19 Aug 2011

    Some 20,000 mourners gathered in Birmingham for the funeral of three young men killed while defending their community from looters last week.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    I returned last Friday from a week more or less out of reach of TV, radio and electronic communications to what feels like another country: A country convulsed by anger, outrage and anguish. A country in which the ‘old certainties’ of even ten days ago, now seem past their sell by date.

  • 16 Aug 2011

    If we can take anything positive from the days of destruction and division in England recently, says Chris Bain, perhaps it should be a dedication to tackle fear and exclusion wherever it exists around the world, and to stand by the women and children in the poorest countries who currently stand afraid on their own.

  • 15 Aug 2011

    Purity and simplicity are quite rare qualities. When "pure and simple" is used to describe something which is in reality challenging and complex, it often accompanies the desire to mislead or to close down argument.

  • 15 Aug 2011

    The Green Party says investing in youth, tackling inequality and reviewing police tactics are the priorities following the recent disturbances in England.

  • 13 Aug 2011

    A bishop from Uganda, presently in Edinburgh, is set to challenge the 'sexual apartheid' of discrimination and oppression against LGBT people.