Politicians and generals have been struggling to justify the Afghan war after a poll revealed the extent of public opposition. They have put forward different, and at times contradictory, arguments for keeping UK troops in Afghanistan.
Churches and Christian groups across Britain are being encouraged to hold special services and events to mark Prisons Week from 15-21 November 2009. The theme for the Week this year is 'Hold Fast to Hope'.
The struggle against racism was marked by writer Bonnie Greer, John Battle MP, Anglican priest Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and Dr Usama Hasan at celebrations to herald the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.
Faith is the driving force behind “impressive work” in many local communities fighting poverty, a senior government minister has claimed in relation to a visit to a Glasgow-based anti-poverty organisation.