Campaigners from Scotland have been proposing to UK chancellor Alistair Darling an alternative budget which does not include spending on nuclear weapons - arguing that that there are massive savings to be made.
The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget commitment today to provide work or training for under 25s who have been jobless for more than a year. It has also welcomed green pledges.
Chancellor Alistair Darling's budget reveals the UK government's contradictory green credentials, according to the World Development Movement - which campaigns for global justice and action on the way climate change is hitting the world's poor.
The government’s first ever UK carbon budget reveals a disappointing lack of ambition and leadership, says British-based international development agency Christian Aid. But it welcomes Gordon Brown’s decision to protect the aid budget.
While the world focuses on elections in South Africa, the terrible plight of people in Zimbabwe continues, says Oskar Wempter. He describes the stranglehold on the country and the impact on its starving population.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales has backed calls for the UK government to end its opt-out from a European directive that limits the working week to 48 hours, saying that a long-hours culture is damaging society as a whole.
An Anglican archbishop says the decision to drop charges against South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma will be a "running sore" unless there is an independent inquiry into the arms deal at its heart.