Economy and Politics

  • 28 Jun 2011

    The international community has been accused of "silence" towards the plight of millions of North Koreans facing starvation and severe malnutrition.

  • 26 Jun 2011

    The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop has written to the US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging action on countries most hit by food insecurity.

  • 26 Jun 2011

    Worries continue about a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo at the end of last week after being forcibly returned from the UK.

  • 26 Jun 2011

    The social and economic crises President Assad referred to in his recent speech mask the real political crisis, says Harry Hagopian. This concerns the governance of the country, the relationship between the different members of the ruling dynasty, and the fact that the major impediment to a normalisation of the situation is the mounting anger against the two-million strong security services and police force who have been running amok and applying myriad forms of retributive action against largely unarmed demonstrators.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    A parliamentary inquiry is calling on religious and non-religious groups to give evidence on the government’s 'Big Society' agenda.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    Campaign Against Arms Trade is seeking judicial review of the UK government's failure to revoke any licences for arms exports to repressive Saudi Arabia.

  • 23 Jun 2011

    Ahead of my upcoming travels in Europe concerning the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I have recorded another podcast for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and for sharing on Ekklesia and beyond.

  • 23 Jun 2011

    Pursuing the topic of the role of the university in an age of economic constraint and multiple other social and political pressures, Dr Andrew Hass from the University of Stirling proposes a fourfold way of rethinking universities and their purpose beyond the restrictive, and ultimately self-defeating, parameters set by the economic and business paradigms.

  • 23 Jun 2011

    The European Union risks “undermining its core values” unless it treats refugees and asylum seekers more humanely, says a senior Protestant expert.

  • 22 Jun 2011

    A powerful new documentary on the United States' detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been shown to MPs at the House of Commons.