The prohibition on open debate about drugs policy in Britain and globally has not yet disappeared, says Mick Moore. But it must end. We need informed, expert opinion and a move from the 'prohibition' versus 'legalisation' stand-off towards humane control and regulation.
Over the next few months the Church of Scotland will urge members of congregations to write to alcohol producers and their MSPs in support of the minimum pricing proposals contained in the Alcohol Bill.
Church activists participating in the World Council of Churches' United Nations Advocacy Week meetings in New York delved deeply into the tragedies and injustices of the current bloody conflict in Colombia. Mark Beach tells the human story behind the politics.
The British government today faces more embarrassment over its treatment of scientific evidence on policy over the misuse of drugs, as three more top advisers resigned last night, bringing the total to five.
Churches, faith groups, racial justice campaigners and civic and community organisations need to work together more determinedly in the face of continuing serious failures in mental health provision, says Black Mental Health UK.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other global church leaders have welcomed a ruling from the Madras High Court in Chennai that dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of India's patent law from a Swiss pharmaceutical giant.