Blogs

13 Dec 2014

Human rights organisations have expressed concern over the announcement that a new defence arrangement will establish a permanent UK naval base in Bahrain.

12 Dec 2014

The final report of Brazil’s National Truth Commission has been hailed as an historic step towards justice for victims of the county's military dictatorship.

12 Dec 2014

Theresa May was one of several UK officials who met with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ahead of the publication of its report on torture by the US and its allies.

11 Dec 2014

I recently preached at Kensington Unitarian Church, where I was pleased to receive a warm welcome and to engage in some good discussions. Here is the text of my sermon. I explored issues of faith, power and loyalty, looking particularly at Jesus' comments when asked if Jews should pay taxes to the Roman Emperor. I suggested this passage should be read not as a surrender to power but as a challenge to it.

11 Dec 2014

Quakers in Britain have responded to the announcement of £4.8 million 'Character Innovation Fund' for schools with an Open Letter to Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan.

10 Dec 2014

The increased use of zero-hours contracts and agency workers is preventing young people from obtaining permanent jobs, according to new analysis from the TUC.