social justice

  • November 27, 2013

    The current economic system is “unjust at the root”, Pope Francis declared. In a major new document, he urged Roman Catholics to work with fellow Christians and others towards a more humane and peaceful world.

  • November 7, 2013

    Following reflections from around the world on Christian unity, Asia and mission, the WCC assembly plenary on 6 November highlighted struggles for justice.

  • July 19, 2013

    The UN has marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating his 95th birthday and his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation.

  • May 29, 2013

    How goes the referendum on Scottish independence? This is the question my friends from down south ask almost every time I speak to them. The answer is that it feels to be in a strange kind of limbo.

  • February 17, 2013

    The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester is offering a free workshop on 1 March 2013 looking at 'Equality and sufficiency in distributive justice'.

  • January 23, 2013

    This week (20 January 2013) the thinktank Demos (“ideas and action to promote the common good”) has published its report Faithful Providers, which argues that faith-based organisations should be used more as public service providers. Simon Barrow offers an initial response, highlighting some of the problematic assumptions and stances within the report, setting out the background to successive government's interest in co-opting faith providers, and pointing towards a more radical Christian stance which roots service in a tradition of modelling and advocating a different social order based on justice and equality.

  • January 12, 2013
  • January 3, 2013

    Bernadette Meaden reviews the book that many radical Christians have been waiting for. It shows, she says, how spirituality can be a unifying, liberating force, and how looking at the world from a Jesus perspective can be joyful and life-enhancing.

  • December 18, 2012

    At the end of a recent speech to the Centre for Social Justice, John Cruddas MP made a rightful appeal for extended local democracy, says political theologian Graeme Smith. But he got there by caricaturing John Stuart Mill, mystifying Aristotle and elevating a confused communitarianism over the proper role of a democratic state in embedding social justice. This warmed-over Blue Labourism needs some serious questioning in terms of its historical understanding and political roots, he suggests.

  • December 18, 2012

    UK-based global development agency Christian Aid has launched a new movement to encourage young people to come together to tackle injustice.