Economy and Politics

  • 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.

  • 20 Jun 2011

    Newspapers have reported that the UK government is to publish a ‘Big Society’ bill, supposedly giving citizens more choice and control. In practice, this may involve offloading further responsibilities on to individuals, families and communities, forcing them to put in extra time and money or go without much-needed services.

  • 19 Jun 2011

    The Green Party has called for an end to "arbitrary, ego-driven economic policy-making". It wants an "open, rational debate" about sustainability.

  • 18 Jun 2011

    Israeli political leaders should heed opinions articulated by Jewish-American actor Leonard Nimoy and others, appreciating that a just solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as much in their interest as it is in that of Palestinians, says Harry Hagopian. Otherwise, if a Palestinian gamble for virtual statehood is met by the usual Israeli intransigence, the outcome could become more deleterious for both peoples let alone more volatile for the Arab Spring.

  • 18 Jun 2011

    Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian will be appearing on the Premier Christian Radio breakfast programme tomorrow (19 June 2011) between 9am and 10am.

  • 17 Jun 2011

    Justice in the workplace is the theme of the 33rd annual National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales conference.

  • 16 Jun 2011

    Analysts are everywhere these days trying to make sense of what is happening in the MENA region. And it is not so easy either, given the lack of expertise of a number of the pundits, let alone the furious pace of the developments as well as the contradictions inherent in some of the changes from one day to another.