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  • December 28, 2008

    Five leading Church of England bishops have criticised the government's social policy, suggesting that Labour policy has led to the neglect of the most vulnerable.

  • November 10, 2008

    Anti-poverty and environmental groups today pressed Gordon Brown to end his love affair with big business. In a visual demonstration campaigners posed as a fat cat in bed with the British prime minister outside the Bank of England.

  • November 5, 2008

    UK Conservative leader David Cameron pipped Labour PM Gordon Brown in the quest for a brush with 'Obama magic' by hailing the new US president-elect as the first of a fresh, pioneering generation of world leaders.

  • October 22, 2008

    Measuring the number of times politicians mention or don't mention God misses the point, says Simon Barrow. The issue is whether the subversive language of the Gospel can challenge top-down religious and political systems.

  • October 14, 2008

    A leading Christian social action charity, Faithworks, has announced that it is restructuring to focus on new ways of achieving its strategic priorities in the current difficult funding climate - including a new Charities Paliament.

  • September 23, 2008

    As Gordon Brown prepares to deliver a speech promising “fairness for all”, church leaders this morning delivered their own message for a fairer society to delegates at the Labour Party Conference.

  • August 26, 2008

    Everyone is focussing on the PM's votes dilemma, says Simon Barrow, but all the parties are suffering from the diminution and regionalisation of their support as people continue to be disillusioned with the system.

  • July 24, 2008

    Dr Rowan Williams, spiritual head of the world's 78 million Anglicans, today called on wealthy governments to fulfil their promises on aid, trade and development or see the world's poor continue to suffer disease, starvation and death.

  • June 25, 2008

    Gordon Brown has been presented with a copy of the Bible which highlights passages which refer to social justice. Chief Executive of Bible Society, James Catford, presented a copy of during a visit to Downing Street.

  • June 24, 2008

    Gordon Brown's recent poll humiliations have left him seeking to rebuild support, says Simon Barrow. The 'faith constituency' is one that he has a particular interest in - and it won't go away.