People and Power

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Globethics.net has announced publication of a new book that examines how the world of digital technology is reshaping communications and the implications for society, culture and politics.

  • 28 Oct 2014

    Amnesty International has said that a Chinese consulate in Northern Ireland will become a focus of protest for those concerned with China's human rights record.

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Recognition of the Armenian genocide does not start with the UK, or the USA and Israel, but rather with Turkey itself. And the past century has shown us how hard it is to wrest recognition from Turkey. Similarly, the creation of a sovereign Palestine does not start with the EU or the Arab league as much as it does with Israel, says Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian. Yet it seems increasingly difficult to get those with most power to accept political truth-telling as an essential component of any attempt to achieve justice, peace and security for peoples involved in long-standing conflicts.

  • 18 Oct 2014

    In the aftermath of the Scottish independence referendum, a movement galvanised by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is organising a large rally today (Saturday 18 October 2014) in Glasgow, to the put the case for social justice at the heart of policy and power.

  • 18 Oct 2014

    Within hours over 550 people have signed a petition to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, calling for reinstatement of eight sacked seminary professors.

  • 16 Oct 2014

    Can Nicola Sturgeon, as new leader of the SNP and Scotland's First Minister, inject some fresh energy and spirit into politics at Holyrood, and honour the desire for transformational change that came out of the referendum? Simon Barrow looks at her outlook and style as she steps further into the limelight.

  • 15 Oct 2014

    Christian Aid is one of nine participating charities taking part in the Will Aid scheme raising vital funds to help people in the UK and across the world.

  • 8 Oct 2014

    All over Scotland, people are still trying to work out what exactly just happened in the referendum on 18 September 2014. Tam McTurk looks beneath the timbers of the vote and raises constructive questions about the future of the Yes movement for social change and the rush to join pro-independence political parties.

  • 5 Oct 2014

    The West has a lot to answer for in terms of its colonial past, influence over the region and propping up of dictators. But this also means that it should have learned much over the years. So can it exercise some humility and apply those lessons intelligently? Ekklesia associate and MENA region expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks behind the horrific killing of Alan Hennings to ask what sustains IS/ISIL and what can be done to marginalise them.

  • 4 Oct 2014

    Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators yesterday, says Amnesty International.