Justice

  • July 4, 2011

    The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill passing through the UK Parliament has been widely criticised. It aims to cut the cost of legal aid by making it far less widely available. But critics have pointed out that this will result in injustice to all but the rich, and have drastic longer-term costs.

  • June 7, 2011

    Civil rights and legal groups are pressing the government hard on plans to cut legal aid and deny justice to thousands of poor and vulnerable people.

  • September 3, 2010

    With cuts in civil legal aid due to hit asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups, the Methodist Church has urged the government to rethink.

  • March 5, 2010

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has launched a campaign seeking to halt the relentless rise in the UK prison population and address the underlying causes of crime.

  • January 28, 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.

  • September 6, 2009

    Conventional wisdom often sees vengeance and injustice as the rule of the powerful, says Simon Barrow. But the prophetic imagination invites us to see and act differently.

  • April 21, 2009

    A six session course looking at compassion, justice and how your church can effect change locally and globally

    - Is your Church looking to connect more effectively to its local community?

  • February 11, 2009

    Christian thought has contributed a great deal to ancient and modern conceptions of justice, says Puck de Raadt, reviewing a recent book by Nicholas Sagovsky. But justice is at heart a matter of community and action.

  • October 3, 2008

    Acting out a biblical duty or killing with kindness?

    Homelessness has always been a central concern for Christians – but do our efforts just make the problem worse?

  • October 3, 2008

    Acting out a biblical duty or killing with kindness?

    Homelessness has always been a central concern for Christians – but do our efforts just make the problem worse?