Economy and Politics

  • 7 Feb 2011

    Arms export licences from European Union countries totalled a record €40.3 billion in 2009, up 20 per cent on 2008

  • 7 Feb 2011

    Major aid agencies are challenging the coalition government over its failure to implement the landmark Bribery Act for the second time.

  • 6 Feb 2011

    US church bodies are calling on the US government not to block a UN Security Council resolution seeking to end Israeli settlements on occupied land.

  • 5 Feb 2011

    The All Wales Ethnic Minority Assocation (AWEMA) has confirmed its full support the Yes for Wales campaign for better powers for the National Assembly.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Funding for vital advice services for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK will be slashed by over 60 per cent from 1 April 2011.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Anti-poverty campaigners have handed George Osborne a large jammy dodger biscuit after an opinion poll named the chancellor Britain's worst tax shirker.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Armed forces chaplains play a crucial role in providing pastoral support to people who face danger and death on a daily basis. But chaplains' independence is compromised by the fact that they are members of the forces themselves. Churches that take a stand on wider issues of peace and war are rarely willing to question the ethics of the armed forces. Why has this situation arisen? And how can we change it?

  • 4 Feb 2011

    Methodists and Quakers have criticised government plans for minimum pricing of alcoholic drinks, insisting they will do little to tackle alcohol-related problems.

  • 4 Feb 2011

    On 3 March 2011, the Welsh people vote in a referendum about the future of Wales. They have the chance to claim better powers for their Assembly. Aled Edwards explains why Christians and people of good faith want to see that happen, and why there is a moral imperative for change in terms of the most vulnerable in society.

  • 3 Feb 2011

    Sylvia Boyes, 67, has begun a fourteen-day prison sentence following her nonviolent action against the Trident nuclear weapons system.