Economy and Politics

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Noting that much of the critical energy and revolt arising from the six-month old 'Arab Spring' has been directed internally rather than externally, respected scholar Elizabeth Kassab, who has a particular focus on post-colonial debates on cultural malaise, looks behind the headlines and media glare to examine features of the newly emerging landscape in the Arab world. Recovering a balanced, healthy and empowering sense of self has not been and will not be an easy task, she suggests.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    The Fellowship of Reconciliation, England, has welcomed the notice of motion on Drones passed by the Methodist Conference on 7 July.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Following a debate at their conference, the Methodist Church has issued a statement saying that tax avoidance "impoverishes the vulnerable and is morally unacceptable".

  • 9 Jul 2011

    South Sudan achieves its independence today. The new president has received an assurance of continued solidarity from the World Council of Churches.

  • 7 Jul 2011

    The level of public anger and distress over the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone and the allegations that bereaved service families may also have been intruded upon in this manner, may just have brought about what Peter Walker, the former Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, speaking on Radio 5 yesterday (6 July 2011), called a “step change”. He also called for questions as to how we “have collectively allowed [the situation] to develop”.

  • 7 Jul 2011

    The Bishop of Rochester has urged the government to think again on its plans for benefit caps.

  • 7 Jul 2011

    British MPs’ demands to withhold money from the World Bank unless it stops financing new, dirty coal power stations has been welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • 6 Jul 2011

    Activists will continue to push for tougher European action on climate change, after MEPs rejected a plan to increase carbon emission cuts.

  • 5 Jul 2011

    Churches in Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest countries need to face up to government plans to withdraw state subsidies under new legislation.

  • 5 Jul 2011

    Government ministers may have seen analysis showing proposed changes to welfare benefits could make 40,000 families homeless.