public life

  • August 27, 2018

    Botswana must step up efforts to recognise and protect the rights of minorities in relation to public services, land and resource use and the use of minority languages in education and other critical areas, says the UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities.

  • August 3, 2018

    New data from the Fawcett Society, Happen Together and Amity reveals that, despite Greater Manchester having a lower gender pay gap than the UK as a whole, there are still 'boy jobs' and 'girl jobs' in Greater Manchester apprenticeships.

  • February 12, 2018

    Over 200 mosques across the UK are getting set to open their doors on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 with the aim of building more bridges between communities.

  • January 9, 2018

    Are the standards to which people are now held inversely proportional to the status and responsibility of the positions to which they are appointed?

  • November 8, 2017

    Ask almost anyone – yourself included – are you an independent thinker or do you follow the herd?

  • 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.

  • March 21, 2008

    The church is running out of justifications for the various anomalies it clings onto, and it is just a matter of time before they go completely, says Jonathan Bartley. We cannot proclaim the message of God's liberating future by clinging to the past.

  • November 2, 2007

    The Economist has today (2 November 2007) published a special report which examines religion's place "in today's modern society" - the role it is likely to play in this century's politics and "how we should deal with it". But is it saying anything new?