Economy and Politics

  • 26 Dec 2010

    More than 71,000 children will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation, says housing charity.

  • 26 Dec 2010

    The European Parliament has officially welcomed a delegation of Christian leaders from Iraq and Lebanon at its last plenary session of the year.

  • 25 Dec 2010

    Dr Rowan Williams' Christmas sermon amounted to a rebuke to the most prosperous in society, according to BBC religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott. Goodness. So what did the Archbishop of Canterbury actually say?

  • 25 Dec 2010

    A very curious thing happened this afternoon. The Queen began her traditional Christmas Day television and radio broadcast with seven paragraphs on "the King James, or Authorised, Bible, which next year [2011] will be exactly four centuries old"... before concluding that it was all done "to build communities and create harmony, and one of the most powerful ways of doing this is through sport and games."

  • 25 Dec 2010

    Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley, who has been seconded* for part of the week to act as a spokesperson for the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign, has made a video appealing for New Year support in the run-up to the 5 May 2011 voting system referendum.

  • 25 Dec 2010

    In his Christmas Sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury stresses mutual dependence, loyalty and solidarity in the face of economic constraint and abuse of minorities.

  • 24 Dec 2010

    Political reformers have raised questions after the Electoral Commission decided not to refer MP Zac Goldsmith’s election expenses to the police.

  • 23 Dec 2010

    The US Senate's decision to ratify a nuclear arms reduction treaty has received a positive response from a range of governments and campaigners around the world.

  • 22 Dec 2010

    The current disruption to travel services caused by snow highlights successive governments' failure to invest in sustainable transport infrastructure, say critics.

  • 21 Dec 2010

    Four same-sex couples and four mixed-sex couples have begun a legal challenge to secure equal rights to marriage and civil partnership in the UK.