• September 16, 2011

    Professor Jolyon Mitchell focused on the biblical and practical theme of 'swords into ploughshares' for his inaugural lecture in taking up a new personal chair at the University of Edinburgh on 15 September 2011.

  • August 5, 2011

    Real political change does not follow one, or even three, crises. It takes decades, says Jonathan Bartley, surveying the scene this summer. In certain respects things aren’t all that different from sixty years ago. But grassroots pressure still makes a difference.

  • July 23, 2011

    Thousands of democracy campaigners have co-signed a letter to Assistant Police Commissioner Cressida Dick about its hacking investigations.

  • July 19, 2011

    As the MPs' questioning of the Murdochs came to an end this afternoon (19 July 2011), there was a clear reminder that some politicians' have not overcome their fear of Rupert Murdoch. Louise Mensch (formerly Louise Bagshawe) threw the Murdochs a lifeline by suggesting that hacking was common at British tabloid newspapers. She admittedly threw in some soundbites about Rupert Murdoch resigning, before telling him she admired his "immense courage" for carrying on with the hearing after being hit by some sort of custard pie.

  • July 19, 2011

    The News Corp hacking scandal highlights key issues for business ethics and corporate responsibility, says a church-based research group.

  • July 15, 2011

    The Murdoch media ownership debate shows that the BBC licence deal should be examined again, says the National Union of Journalists.

  • July 15, 2011

    Thousands of BBC journalists have begun a 24-hour strike against compulsory redundancies, leaving flagship programmes like Radio 4's 'Today' off-air.

  • July 13, 2011

    Andreas Whittam Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner, has warned the C of E against a "premature" pull-out from the Murdoch media empire.

  • July 13, 2011

    The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is considering selling its £3.8 million investment in News Corp.

  • May 31, 2011

    The media this morning (31 May) are very excited about a survey showing that nearly two-thirds of people aged 20 to 45 in the UK expect never to own their own home. Most of the coverage did not even mention that the survey also revealed that nearly a quarter don’t want to.