social justice

  • December 13, 2012

    Ruth Lister, who is a peer, emeritus professor of social policy at Loughborough University and chair of the Compass management committee, has written a fine, short piece for the Guardian on benefits and uprating.

  • November 16, 2012

    Father Michael Rodrigo’s life and witness in Sri Lanka reflect the importance of perseverance, hope and faith in a better future, says Savi Hensman. This remarkable man still has something to say today, when all too many people live precariously in a divided and often violent world.

  • August 14, 2012

    Among the most stimulating series of events at this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh will be the provocative 'Scottish Six' talks by broadcaster Lesley Riddoch and land reformer Andy Wightman.

  • June 7, 2012

    Occupy Faith, supported by Occupy London, faith groups and the Archbishop of Wales, is undertaking a Pilgrimage for Justice, starting today.

  • April 24, 2012

    When we talk about issues of economic justice, it’s nearly always a broad discussion of unjust structures and systems rather than individuals, and on the whole that’s probably the way it should be. But does that in effect mean that the super-rich, the one per cent, are allowed to be comfortably anonymous and unaccountable? And should they be allowed to remain so?

  • March 28, 2012

    World Council of Churches' mission delegates have spent half a day with a community living at a garbage dumpsite on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines.

  • March 23, 2012

    Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.

  • March 22, 2012

    CAFOD has warned that a UK Bill will make it harder for people in poor countries to seek justice in our courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals.

  • January 21, 2012

    While David Cameron and Ed Miliband continue to support relentless growth and minor amendments to the economic system, the inequalities inherent in that system will prosper, says Jonathan Bartley. A more thoroughgoing critique and real alternatives are needed.

  • January 18, 2012

    Schadenfreude is a disagreeable trait in human nature. But most of us will at some time have fallen victim to the spiteful little voice which ricochets around the outer edges of our consciences, whispering gleefully, “Good. Serves them right.”