Economy and Politics

  • 30 May 2011

    Point-scoring and opportunist politics alienates the electorate, says Jill Segger. If the "new politics" of May 2010 is to have any meaning, politicians and party activists must find a way of combining the legitimate battle of ideas with a more consensual and creative approach to the common good.

  • 30 May 2011

    Environmental NGOs and energy campaigners around the world have welcomed a decision by the German government to phase out their country's nuclear energy.

  • 29 May 2011

    NHS Direct Action and UK Uncut activists dressed in medical scrubs have staged a protest outside HSBC's AGM over the bank's NHS profiteering.

  • 27 May 2011

    The Church of Scotland General Assembly agreed, under threat, to withdraw a resolution calling for a UK ban on goods from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Paraic Reamonn says that the ethnically-defined nature of the current Israeli state, its treatment of Palestinians and what its policies are doing to the identity of Jewish people should be a matter of priority concern to Christians and others of goodwill.

  • 27 May 2011

    Scotland's largest voluntary social care organisation has urged the government to maintain their investment in services despite the tough financial climate.

  • 26 May 2011

    Lecturers have said that £600m earmarked for universities working with businesses is a “gimmick” that will not address university funding cuts.

  • 26 May 2011

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has called for all of Egypt and Tunisia’s ‘unjust debts’ to be cancelled unconditionally, ahead of a G8 discussion on north Africa.

  • 25 May 2011

    A Church of Scotland call for a UK ban of goods from unlawful Israeli settlements has had to be withdrawn because of a legal threat in Israel.

  • 25 May 2011

    There are plenty of grounds for a paradoxical 'pessoptimism' about developments in the Middle East and North Africa, writes Harry Hagopian. The huge Arab struggles for dignity and freedom are vital but will take a long time. History in Europe and the USA should surely teach us that revolutions are never made in one swoop, but take time and cause pain.

  • 24 May 2011

    Understanding the root causes of global economic-related violence has been on the agenda of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation.