Economy and Politics

  • 15 Jun 2012

    There have always been prophets of doom, says Dr Andrew Hass. History is punctuated by exclamatory voices crying, in one form or other, that catastrophe is imminent or the end is nigh. Sometimes they are seen as 'crying wolf'. In relation to the current global financial crisis, the issue of capitalism as religion, who and what we hope for, the ethical probings of counter-wisdom, and the insights of Walter Benjamin and others come together potently in their interrogation of who we are and where we are going.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Two Quakers with a background in environmental and peace activism have been appointed as the new senior staff at the Quaker Council for European Affairs.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Two women aged 79 and 82 have this morning successfully prevented traffic from entering the Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Plaid Cymru have accused the UK's coalition government of attempting to create a “surveillance state” with plans to monitor social network sites, emails and phone calls.

  • 13 Jun 2012

    The leaders of the Church of England are facing strong criticism from within their own ranks for their attack on same-sex marriage yesterday.

  • 12 Jun 2012

    The Church of England have today issued their formal response to the government’s consultation on same-sex marriage. They had a great opportunity to acknowledge the diversity of views within their own ranks and to move on from the defensive tone that characterises so many Christian contributions to debates over sexuality. It is an opportunity that they have completely missed.

  • 12 Jun 2012

    Christian supporters of marriage equality have reacted with dismay to a Church of England statement opposing proposals for legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

  • 12 Jun 2012

    Are well-meaning but politically naïve charities unwittingly helping the government to dismantle the welfare state?

  • 11 Jun 2012

    The UK government has announced its plan to roll out a scheme to tackle 'troubled families' to all councils in England. According to the hype, it is aimed at cutting truancy, crime and anti-social behaviour and benefit dependency among 120,000 families who are to blame for significant social problems and who cost the taxpayer billions of pounds a year.

  • 7 Jun 2012

    Occupy Faith, supported by Occupy London, faith groups and the Archbishop of Wales, is undertaking a Pilgrimage for Justice, starting today.