A church school’s refusal to admit a wheelchair-bound child highlights important questions of access, inclusion and the duties of both voluntary-aided schools and the whole education sector, says the parent involved.
Divisions between Black Majority congregations and historic Christian churches are hindering efforts to tackle issues surrounding young black people's over representation in the criminal justice system, says a churches' forum.
Britain's schools, including those run by faith groups, talk of inclusion. But Jonathan Bartley's son Samuel has found that the church and education authorities are reluctant to put their money where their mouth is.
More than 20 religious groups in the United States are pressing for health insurance coverage for many of the nine million uninsured children across America – a good number of whom are living in poverty.
A report published by the new BBC trust today is critical of some programmes for allowing celebrity-backed anti-poverty groups to appear in entertainment shows. Their backers say this reflects reality, an is an antidote to comercialism.
The leader of a major grouping of African churches has expressed outrage at human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, and has urged the world to help resolve the political crisis in the southern African country.
The British Humanist Association has welcomed parts of the report published by the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, but has warned against religious divisions in public welfare and education provision.
Fighting between the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah in the Gaza Strip has highlighted the urgent need for the international community to end the isolation and blockade on the Palestinian government, say churches and NGOs.
The determination of some religious and anti-religious people to blame each other for the world's evils is part of a damaging drift to fanaticism, argues Simon Barrow. What we all need is self-critique and hopefulness.