Blogs

5 Nov 2014

The Royal British Legion, who run the Poppy Appeal, have in recent years shown a tendency to misuse the message of remembrance to encourage a pro-war, jingoistic agenda. They have now taken things a step further by using an anti-war song in a fundraising film – after taking the anti-war lyrics out.

5 Nov 2014

A normally secretive court is to consider whether the Government should be made to release more information regarding its surveillance of legally privileged communications.

5 Nov 2014

UK immigrants who arrived since 2000 are less likely to receive benefits and less likely to live in social housing than UK natives, says UCL research.

4 Nov 2014

Men working full-time are twice as likely to earn over £50,000 a year as full-time women, according to new TUC analysis of official figures published to mark Equal Pay Day.

3 Nov 2014

The Christian Gospel amplifies the prophet’s call to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” This summons is addressed to the whole church, all its members. It is of the essence of the Way of Wisdom and should be the basis of high quality and wide-ranging theological training, says Professor Deirdre Good, one of eight senior faculty members seeking reinstatement at General Theological Seminary in New York, after they took action to highlight abusive behaviour.

3 Nov 2014

The death of 'Baby P' was followed by a damaing rush to judgement, says Savi Hensman. She considers the response of the Church of England and how it could be part of the wider task of countering violence and cooperating with other people of goodwill to build a more just and peaceful world.

3 Nov 2014

Quakers in Britain will launch one of London’s newest auditoriums on 10 November, following a £4.5 million renovation.

3 Nov 2014

Amnesty International has called on Burkina Faso to rein in the security forces that have used excessive force to crack down on peaceful anti-government protests.