• February 8, 2012

    The competitive nature of the top-down, corporate capitalist system means we can never truly be 'all in this together', says Jonathan Bartley. All we do is sacrifice the most vulnerable for the sake of maintaining an unjust order. Economic alternatives are essential, and go well beyond statism.

  • March 18, 2011

    On Wednesday 16 March I clambered onto a bus heading for Deptford Bridge in South London. It was an articulated, crocodile bus that can barely see what its back end is doing, and it was rammed. In fact, it was so rammed that I couldn’t get my Oyster payment card to the unmanned scanner halfway down the bus.

  • August 16, 2010

    World Christian leaders are paying tribute to the ecumenical community of Taizé in eastern France, which marks its foundation in 1940.

  • June 22, 2010

    We need to be vigilant to be sure that budget day is not also doomsday for local communities, especially the vulnerable for whom community and faith organisations exist, says Vaughan Jones, probing behind the government's 'big society' rhetoric and asking how the civil sector will be resourced and supported in a constrained market environment.

  • June 6, 2010

    The horror that was visited on West Cumbria on 2 June 2010 has been met with considerable dignity and emotional continence by the people of those shocked communities.

  • July 5, 2009

    The Communities First Association (CFA), a fast-growing inter-church movement based in the United States, has been formally launched at the beginning of July 2009.

  • June 28, 2009

    Public life demands ‘tough’ corporate attributes rather than what it labels ‘soft’ personal ones – like love and gratitude. Simon Barrow argues that the communal cultivation of loving relation is needed to help redirect the official anonymity of the social order.

  • May 26, 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

  • June 25, 2008

    Many, including the Church of England, have argued that the government's 42 days detention without charge strategy is wrong - but what's the alternative?

  • June 2, 2008

    Connecting Communities conference