Economy and Politics

  • 3 Mar 2015

    The Government's material for schools about the armed forces has been criticised today by the human rights group ForcesWatch and Quakers in Britain.

  • 3 Mar 2015

    For Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, 'faith in politics' begins with faith in God, their* faith in us and the faith we have in each other. He was speaking at the 'Faith in Politics' event organised by Greenbelt, Christian Aid and The Children’s Society on Saturday 28th February held in City Temple, London. The day was billed as an opportunity to "stimulate thought, conversation and action" and it certainly did that.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    Ninety-nine years ago today (2 March 1916), every unmarried man aged between 18 and 41 in England, Scotland and Wales was “deemed to have enlisted” in the armed forces. It was only a few months before another act was passed, extending conscription to married men.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    A new report from a coalition of major UK Churches has revealed that around 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    UK workers gave their employers nearly £32 billion worth of unpaid overtime last year, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

  • 2 Mar 2015

    The reason why people need to use foodbanks has been hotly debated, with government ministers and MPs blaming everything from poor budgeting to the attraction of a free lunch.

  • 28 Feb 2015

    Members of Pax Christi will be among hundreds of others taking part in a nonviolent blockade of Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield from 7.00am on 2 March 2015.

  • 27 Feb 2015

    In the run-up to the General Election, Quakers in Britain aim to stimulate an alternative conversation on topics like justice, democracy and peace, Trident, sustainability and economic inequality.

  • 27 Feb 2015

    In the last two weeks both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops have sent pastoral letters to their members outlining their views on how to approach the next General Election.

  • 27 Feb 2015

    Four UK churches have produced a set of election resources to help Christians to view and interpret the policies and promises advanced by political parties ahead of the General Election.