News Brief

  • 11 Oct 2014

    The tragic and deplorable situation at General Theological Seminary in New York, USA, where eight loyal faculty members at present stand dismissed for their action in seeking to address "a workplace with a retaliatory and hostile environment", is one which has regrettably sad echoes in other situations in religious bodies I have known over the years.

  • 11 Oct 2014

    Over 900 academics say they will not teach or lecture at General Theological Seminary in New York after most of its faculty were summarily dismissed.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    Politicians rarely make sense in the aftermath of a by-election. Neither Clacton nor Heywood and Middleton (9 October 2014) were exceptions. David Cameron claims that a vote for Ukip will put Ed Miliband in Downing Street. Nigel Farage suggests that voting Labour benefits the Tories.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    Both the Guardian and the Telegraph have this week carried articles urging the House of Commons to “recognise” Palestine when it debates the issue on Monday 13th October 2014. It is possible the motion will be successful. While I support it, I do so in a qualified way. Why only in a qualified way?

  • 10 Oct 2014

    The network Reform has threatened to boycott ‘shared conversations’, unless its own views on sexual ethics are treated as authoritative by Church of England leaders.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    Nigel Farage has been accused of peddling prejudice masquerading as fact in recent comments about migrants with HIV and so-called 'health tourists'.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    A 'pilgrimage of justice and peace' theme has triggered robust discussions on cooperation among Christian communication organisations.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    A new report from Survival International reveals hundreds of cases of beatings, arrests and abuses of Kalahari Bushmen at the hands of wildlife officers and police.

  • 10 Oct 2014

    When the banks wrecked the economy, people were angry: angry with politicians, bankers, and super-rich tax dodgers. Movements like Occupy questioned the very foundations of our global capitalist economy. Voters needed a party or a leader who would understand their anger, who would reject business as usual politics and teach the establishment a lesson. So what did that establishment need?

  • 10 Oct 2014

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has instructed law firm Leigh Day to pursue an application for judicial review over the UK government's refusal to revoke arms export licences to Israel.