Economy and Politics

  • 28 Sep 2011

    The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered in September 2011 to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and to play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world’s population. This is its call for action.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    G20 ministers’ latest plan to help poor countries misses an opportunity to drive massive change by neglecting action against tax dodgers, says Christian Aid.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Campaigners have warned that the rumoured 50 per cent write-down in Greece’s debt not enough to get out of debt and austerity trap.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    In the the buildup toward the submission of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas there was much speculation as to what would happen.

  • 26 Sep 2011

    Scottish church leaders have teamed up with a housing charity to assess the progress made by the Scottish Government to eradicate homelessness.

  • 26 Sep 2011

    On the eve of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund will warn the party not to abandon its pledge to be the "greenest government ever."

  • 25 Sep 2011

    Harry Hagopian, Middle East commentator and Ekklesia associate was on BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme this morning, discussing the complex issue of Palestinian statehood in the light of recent developments.