A theatre company has drawn heavy criticism for advertising for a “white male actor” to play the part of Jesus in a central London passion play. Critics have accused the company of ignoring the historical reality that Jesus was Palestinian.
Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.
A new report about bisexual people in the workplace has triggered debate about wider recognition of bisexuality, leading to calls for churches, workplaces and other institutions not to ignore bisexuals.
Claims about the economic benefits of the arms industry have been grossly exaggerated, according to evidence highlighted by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). They are challenging the argument that the industry is good for British jobs.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales has backed calls for the UK government to end its opt-out from a European directive that limits the working week to 48 hours, saying that a long-hours culture is damaging society as a whole.
If Quantitative Easing is re-evaluating the balance of money in our economy, Qualitative Easing seems more naturally to indicate a re-evaluation of the balance of time, says Asa Humpheys. An expansion of volunteering is one way to make this a reality.
The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.
An Indian Christian university says its goal is to provide quality job-oriented education that will also meet the needs of the healthcare and social service work of the churches in the world's second most populous nation.
An Employment Tribunal in Abergele has today unanimously found in favour of a former employee of a Christian charity who was claiming constructive dismissal and discrimination on grounds of religion or belief.