Race and Identity

  • 8 Sep 2008

    Speaking at a pastoral congress in Germany, Cardinal Martino deplored the prejudice and hatred being meted out to Romany and travelling people (often called "gypsies") in many parts of Europe, and called on churches to support them.

  • 5 Sep 2008

    The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation have called on the Prime Minister of India requesting his intervention to end the violence in the state of Orissa. They are also backing Christian prayer and solidarity.

  • 4 Sep 2008

    Following a series of horrific attacks in Orissa, Indian church and human rights organisations have been keeping up pressure on the government for decisive action against militants, and are asking for world attention to the crisis.

  • 31 Aug 2008

    A Filipino army officer, who fought against Muslim secessionist rebels in southern Philippines, says he realised that somehow the cycle of violence must end, so he helped pioneer Project I.S.L.A.M., or I Sincerely Love All Muslims.

  • 17 Jul 2008

    As knife crime becomes a heightened national concern, Churches Together in England have published a report which recommends ways in which the Government, churches and the police service can work together more effectively.

  • 15 Jul 2008

    The Independent Asylum Commission which contains a number of church leaders, will hail the Scottish Government’s interventions to improve the treatment of asylum seekers when it presents its three reports of conclusions tomorrow

  • 30 Jun 2008

    An inquiry has said that Britain's asylum system is inhumane and urged the Government to improve the treatment of refugees. The Independent Asylum Commission (IAC), made 46 recommendations to the Home Office.

  • 25 Jun 2008

    Backed by Catholic aid agency CAFOD, two indigenous indians from Brazil have arrived in London this week to make an urgent plea to members of parliament for help to save their Amazon forest home.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) openDemocracy.net hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

  • 19 Jun 2008

    A Day Exploring Spiritual Traditions and the Environment

    Abbot Christopher Jamison (Worth Abbey/The Monastery TV Series)
    Speaking on the theme The Ecology of Happiness