Economy and Politics

  • 5 Oct 2011

    The term 'minorities', when applied to Christian and other communities in the Middle East, opens up a range of contradictory emotions and responses, says Dr Harry Hagopian. But perhaps there could be a greater alliance of purposes among those who do and do not use this term, distinguishing a definition that allows for a range of legal and political remedies for those involved, while distancing it from its more disparaging, negative, intimidating and unhelpful resonances?

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Scaremongering about immigration and human rights is popular among UK politicians. So it was not surprising when Home Secretary Theresa May tried to exploit fears and prejudices on these topics at the annual conference of the Conservative Party (the dominant partner in the ruling coalition). But her speech did not go quite as planned.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Quakers in Britain have joined millions of others across the country in objecting to unjust government cuts that hit the most vulnerable.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Campaigners for sweatshops-free clothes are about to take their drive into fresh territory at Europe’s biggest textile event.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Over the past week, I have enjoyed talking with two rather different but significant Christian audiences about the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East - evangelicals and Catholics.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    Policy makers are failing to live up to the pledges of the world’s most powerful nations to tackle tax haven secrecy, according to a major new index.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    The economic crisis is also an ethical crisis and faith groups need to say something about it, says an advocate of economic ethics.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    For the third time in five years the Nigerian parliament is considering a law seeking to prohibit same sex marriage, after a new bill is presented.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    Some 35,000 people have descended on the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester to oppose 'vicious' cuts in public spending.

  • 3 Oct 2011

    Many thousands of people marched in Glasgow this weekend to protest against government cuts and call for a just UK-wide economic policy.