Economy and Politics

  • 16 Feb 2011

    The government has been urged to grant a full pardon to people convicted of homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in the days when it was still illegal.

  • 15 Feb 2011

    Inflation could lead to homelessness for people already struggling to pay their housing costs, the charity Shelter said today.

  • 15 Feb 2011

    Amnesty International is urging authorities in Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of Tunisians fleeing unrest in their country.

  • 15 Feb 2011

    Christian trade union leaders working at the BBC are calling on church leaders to intervene against deep cuts imposed by the government on the BBC World Service.

  • 13 Feb 2011

    A year after the disappearance of Sri Lanka human rights defender Pattani Razeek, Amnesty have renewed their call for those responsible to be brought to justice.

  • 12 Feb 2011

    Barack Obama and David Cameron have said that Egypt must move rapidly towards free elections and democracy. It's a shame that this point didn't occur to them when they were selling weapons to Mubarak.

  • 12 Feb 2011

    As the world seeks to take measure of the seismic change taking place in Egypt, and as the question about what kind of political settlement will follow the demise of President Hosni Mubarak emerges, BBC Radio 4's Sunday Programme on 13 February 2011 will examine the issues with a panel of experts - including regular Ekklesia contributor Dr Harry Hagopian.

  • 11 Feb 2011

    President Hosni Mubarak's three decades of dictatorship came to an end this evening, as the Egyptian leader finally bowed to popular opinion.

  • 11 Feb 2011

    Disabled people stand to lose much and gain little from the government's cuts. The social model of disability suggests that people are largely "disabled" by society, says Nicola Sleap. Christians should take a stand on disability rights, responding to Jesus' call to heal by healing a society that continues to marginalise people.

  • 10 Feb 2011

    This has not been a good week for the Big Society: As the impact of cuts are starting to bite on local communities, charity and council leaders are increasingly calling into question whether the Government’s ‘Big Society’ vision will survive.