Economy and Politics

  • 14 Jul 2011

    The Global Ethics Forum has produced a range of proposals to develop responsible business practices, following its recent gathering in Geneva.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Andreas Whittam Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner, has warned the C of E against a "premature" pull-out from the Murdoch media empire.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is considering selling its £3.8 million investment in News Corp.

  • 12 Jul 2011

    The British government should not reward police brutality by rolling out a red carpet for Malaysia’s prime minister, says Amnesty International.

  • 12 Jul 2011

    Church leaders in South Sudan expressed their readiness to help secure peace, stability, growth and development in their new nation.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Noting that much of the critical energy and revolt arising from the six-month old 'Arab Spring' has been directed internally rather than externally, respected scholar Elizabeth Kassab, who has a particular focus on post-colonial debates on cultural malaise, looks behind the headlines and media glare to examine features of the newly emerging landscape in the Arab world. Recovering a balanced, healthy and empowering sense of self has not been and will not be an easy task, she suggests.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    The Fellowship of Reconciliation, England, has welcomed the notice of motion on Drones passed by the Methodist Conference on 7 July.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Following a debate at their conference, the Methodist Church has issued a statement saying that tax avoidance "impoverishes the vulnerable and is morally unacceptable".

  • 9 Jul 2011

    South Sudan achieves its independence today. The new president has received an assurance of continued solidarity from the World Council of Churches.

  • 7 Jul 2011

    The level of public anger and distress over the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone and the allegations that bereaved service families may also have been intruded upon in this manner, may just have brought about what Peter Walker, the former Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, speaking on Radio 5 yesterday (6 July 2011), called a “step change”. He also called for questions as to how we “have collectively allowed [the situation] to develop”.