Economy and Politics

  • 25 Aug 2011

    Ekklesia is co-sponsoring a discussion of the ins and outs of 'Big Society' claims at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham, at 6.30pm on Friday 26 August 2011.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    There is growing concern over religious freedom in Fiji following news that the government has forced the Methodist Church to cancel its annual conference.

  • 24 Aug 2011

    The top United Nations human rights body has called for an immediate end to all violence in Syria and announced an independent international commission of inquiry.

  • 24 Aug 2011

    Ministers should urgently rethink plans for a deal with Switzerland which would see UK tax evaders let off lightly while harming poor countries.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the American Muslim leader, author and activist at the centre of the recent storm about plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York, arrives Scotlan

  • 22 Aug 2011

    In Libya, many are rejoicing as it appears the Gaddafi regime is about to fall. There are high hopes of an end to dictatorship and a new era of democracy. If this is the beginning of a time of peace and freedom for the Libyan people, it will also be a huge boost to other pro-democracy movements.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    In the light of Eid Al-Fitr at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the continuing bloodshed in Syria comes into focus in my latest Middle East Analysis podcast with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales - as we discuss the current situation and also look at the plight of the country's Christians.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    The Green Party has urged Scottish and UK government ministers to look again at European proposals for a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    Many economic commentators, and those working in banking and finance, thought that the worst of the global economic recession had gone away. They were wrong. It looks to be back with a vengeance.

  • 21 Aug 2011

    Wandsworth Borough Council is under pressure not to punish the family members of people accused of taking part in riots, by evicting them from their homes.