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.
The war in Iraq has been largely unsuccessful, according to nearly two-thirds (63%) of the British public. A new poll has revealed that only just over a quarter (29%) of voters regard the war as largely a success.
The United Reformed Church has contacted its leaders and congregations, reminding them of its long standing opposition to extreme right-wing and racist political parties, and urging them to disavow parties that support racial discrimination.
Campaigners have today launched new legal action with regard to the activities of the Royal Bank of Scotland on human rights and the environment, in areas such as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Cutting Edge Consortium, which brings together people of all faiths and none to support the Equality Bill currently going through the British Parliament, has criticised the Pope's recent comments on the issue of discrimination.
A leading Hindu organisation is among the inclusive education campaigners to express concern about the precedent set for more religiously selective schooling by the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware.