Church Action on Poverty has strongly condemned a proposal being considered by the Labour Party which would reward people who inform on benefit ‘cheats’. It will do nothing to tackle poverty or inequality, they say.
The Church of England's General Synod has said it will go ahead with installing women as bishops, but a delay in draft legislation has left many frustrated and uncertain about how the plan will work in practice.
The Serious Fraud Office has triggered outrage by reaching a “plea bargain” with the arms company BAE Systems. BAE have admitted to two criminal charges and agreed to pay over £280 million, but will not face court.
The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board have sold their shares in the mining company Vedanta Resources plc on the advice of the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG).
The government is facing criticism for the narrow range of its Defence Review, which was presented in a Green Paper in the House of Commons yesterday. Campaigners say that it ignores fundamental questions about security and conflict.