News Brief

  • 4 Feb 2015

    A court decision annulling the citizenship of some 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian ancestry has been condemned by church leaders.

  • 4 Feb 2015

    Archbishop Justin Welby has stressed the importance of companies paying their fair share of tax in the countries where they make their money.

  • 4 Feb 2015

    A network of voluntary sector workers has produced a blistering critique of charity leaders who go along with privatisation and fail to speak out about austerity.

  • 4 Feb 2015

    The managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine recently went to Damascus, where he interviewed President Bashar al-Assad. Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian assesses where the president stands in the tragic and bloody mess that exists in Syria at the moment, where ordinary people are caught between competing barbarisms.

  • 4 Feb 2015

    People often suspect that the purpose of recent welfare reforms was not to make the system more efficient or more fair, but to make the system so hostile, punitive and humiliating that people would be deterred from claiming. A decision by the DWP has just fuelled this suspicion.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    It seems we are at war again. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has declared a “war on illiteracy and innumeracy”. The booty will include 11-year-olds reciting the twelve times table and the attrition, threatening schools which fail to deliver this with being taken over by new management.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    Ekklesia, the politics and beliefs thinktank, has joined senior religious leaders in calling for a positive debt deal for Greece and an alternative, moral approach to the economic crises brought about by debt-deflationary policies and austerity.

  • 3 Feb 2015

    Generation Rent writes: "If you rent from a private landlord, you’re probably under pressure. You spend on average two days wages every week on rent, you have a one in three chance of living in squalor and you have very little protection if the landlord wants their property back.

  • 3 Feb 2015
  • 3 Feb 2015

    Four years ago the UN unanimously adopted a proposal declaring the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week.