Economy and Politics

  • 16 May 2012

    The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network has issued a atatement calling for the ending of indefinite immigration detention.

  • 16 May 2012

    Seventeen Catholic Bishops are calling on the European Union to tackle corporate secrecy and tax dodging which deprive the world’s poorest countries of more than £100bn a year.

  • 15 May 2012

    Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, says she will not seek re-election in order to "broaden opportunities for others" in her party.

  • 14 May 2012

    Philippine church leaders have joined efforts aimed at defending their country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, under pressure from China.

  • 14 May 2012

    In the midst of significant, but not necessarily tectonic, changes across the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, what has happened to Palestine, a virtual state clothed with a real idea, which had been at the forefront of the political imagination of the Arab masses for long decades? Dr Harry Hagopian examines long standing questions and recent developments with an eye to addressing 'the elephant in the room' of MENA politics.

  • 14 May 2012

    Many people across Europe have recoiled from harsh austerity policies, which are badly affecting the poorest in society as well as ordinary families. But the UK government is determined to take the cuts even further. Half a million people will lose disability living allowance, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has proudly announced.

  • 14 May 2012

    A reminder that Church Urban Fund and Frontier Youth Trust are running a workshop to inspire and equip churches and faith-based groups in England to support young people struggling with unemployment.

  • 11 May 2012

    The Bible says more about money than about almost any other ethical issue. In a world where critics of capitalism are described as "unrealistic", Christians can point to a greater reality than the dominant values of our own time and culture. We can recognise that capitalism depends on faith in the idols of money and markets.

  • 11 May 2012

    Bristol is facing an epidemic of homelessness fuelled by housing benefit cuts. That’s according to campaigners in the city who are planning a ‘Poverty Hearing’.

  • 11 May 2012

    On the eve of the local elections, some extraordinary remarks by a Minister probably got less attention than they deserved.

    Defence Secretary and multi-millionaire property developer Philip Hammond tried to shift the blame for the financial crisis in the direction of ordinary UK households, saying, ‘the banks had to lend to someone’ and the people who took out loans were ‘consenting adults’.