Social Justice

Why, as a Christian, I Am Voting for a New Moral Vision

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

Today, as I contemplate the serious decision of who I should vote for, I have a key concern. Do I have deep enough reasons for voting? Or am I - are we all - being steamrollered into casting my vote for parties and politicians caught up in a system that promotes self-interest over the common good?

Should We Re-elect the Worst British Government for 75 Years?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

I am not a partisan man. Although I was once, many years ago, a member of the Liberal Democrats, I have since tried to help make the world a better pl...

All Welcome to the Table This Easter

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

The church is rightly finding its voice again, calling for example at this election time for a "fresh moral vision". A vision where people are paid a decent living wage for the work they do, where the vulnerable are cared for and respected. Where government institutions treat people as people not numbers on a balance sheet.

A Source of Injustice: Why Students Should Campaign Against Tax Dodging

Simone Ramacci | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Simone Ramacci

We have a chance to make a tangible difference in the lives of people across the globe: people we might never meet, but who are as real as we are. After all, who wouldn't want all human beings to be able to thrive, study and become economically independent?

For Zlatan

Marko Kasic | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Sport
Marko Kasic

Zlatan does not know who I am. There is no reason why he should. But then, without Football, the world would not know who Zlatan is. Football, genius and valour have granted him an opportunity to catalyse a movement bigger than the game. Bigger than the UN. Bigger than Zlatan.

Lucy Sherriff

Reclaim Project: The Charity Amplifying The Voices Of Manchester's Youths

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 'Feral Youth' T-Shirt designed by a Manchester Reclaim Project teen to fight back against youth stereotyping In the early hours of 9 Se...

Inequality Corrodes - Equality Must Be Pursued With Passion and Vigour

John Tizard | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Inequality is growing nationally and globally. It is corroding social cohesion and democracy. It is creating division. It is also holding back economic development and growth. However, too few politicians seem to regard inequality as important. Indeed, some of the Coalition government's policies have directly increased inequality and there is no indication that the Government has any strong desire to reverse this trend.

Welby Follows Pope In Demand For Economic Justice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A living wage, good and affordable housing, and excellent education and training are all key to a good economy, the Archbishop of Canterbury said toni...

The Green Party's Well-Meaning Naivety Ought To Concern Us All

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

The Green Party have sometimes been described as the "UKIP of the Left". Are you bored with your old party? Do you want to trade it in for a shinier new model? Say goodbye to all those stuffy old politicians from the Westminster old boys' club; the Green Party is for you...

A Class War Is Raging in Britain, But Only One Side Is Taking Punches

John Wight | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

The Free Market isn't free. Its cost is measured in human despair and truncated lives. That we have a situation in one of the richest economies in the world where people, including children, do not have enough to eat, is nothing short of a crime.

Poetry On the Street, Is Freedom of Speech Antisocial?

Jenny Florence | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Florence

Yesterday, I walked into the shopping centre of my local town, and I came across an artist at work. His poetry, written in chalk, spanned the pavement and I, like many others, paused to read. His work seemed to be aimed at generating thought and reflection, and if this was the case, it was certainly working.

One Year After Typhoon Haiyan; Hope Without Justice

Marko Kasic | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Marko Kasic

For the few that fight against another Haiyan happening, hope and current action is not enough. More than offering help to the people of the Philippines, thre is a need to call for justice. If we don't have the will to fight for justice, we must at least lend a voice to all those like Yeb Sano, who do fight. Because just like poverty, restoring hope to natural calamity victims cannot be an act of charity, it must be an act of justice.

I Don't Just Believe in British Social Justice - I Believe in Universal Social Justice

Will Martindale | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Perhaps supporting international aid despite our problems at home says more about our values than anything else. I am proud British people chose to support international development in countries they may never have visited, for people they may have never met. I believe access to social justice should be determined not by nationality, but by need.

Russell Brand Must Be Doing Something Right

John Wight | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Such is the level of anger and indignation levelled at Russell Brand for 'daring' to publicly articulate his disenchantment with the status quo, with the political and economic system, and worse daring to write a book with the provocative title Revolution, you would think he'd just committed some heinous crime. The criticism that has attached to him over his reinvention as a political activist, writer and campaigner says more about those throwing barbs than it does about him, however, echoing perhaps Oscar Wilde's assertion that, "Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities".

After Scotland: English Devolution - why, what and how?

John Tizard | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Tizard

September 18th 2014 has changed the politics and governance of the UK radically and irreversibly. But let's please be clear about what we are seeking to do and for what purpose; and then let's get to it!

The World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Contradiction

John Bunzl | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
John Bunzl

As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen and as marchers around the world protest at the on-going lack of action on climate change, it's surely high time for the WEF, governments and global justice campaigners alike to ponder how the 'Competitiveness Contradiction' might be resolved.

Addiction Treatment Is the Preserve of the Wealthy

Christian Guy | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Guy

All too often election year politics ends up as a tit for tat race to polling day. Committing to a Treatment Tax may not attract many new voters but it would be right thing to do for the hundreds of thousands of people, and their families, cut adrift by the current failures.

Modern Slavery. It's Time to Act.

Emily Campbell | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Campbell

People are being bought and sold... Something of an epidemic, there are alarmingly many more human persons subject to slavery today, right now and in this moment than there ever was during the entire history of the slave trade.

Jessica Elgot

Why World Cup Heartache Could Mean Victory For South America's Social Justice Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

As Uruguay, Brazil, and finally Argentina crashed out of the World Cup, violence flared on the streets of the South American nations. But this is far ...

Betrayal: How Maltreated Children and Their Workers Are Being Failed by Politicians

Camila Batmanghelidjh | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Camila Batmanghelidjh

Privately politicians acknowledge the difficulties, and some of them admit to being completely overwhelmed by the scale of the problem. Others don't see any merit in robustly addressing the concerns, because children don't vote and are not going to hold them accountable... Together, we can hold our politicians accountable, and demand that they prioritise the needs of vulnerable children who deserve to have their courage matched by society's courage to dream the best reparation for them.

Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

FOR HUFFINGTON POST USA Thomas Roberts recently wrote on a topic that has long interested me: is the banning of mind-altering, psychedelics substance...

The 2014 Sunday Times Rich List Is Britain's Badge of Shame

John Wight | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
John Wight

The revelation that the UK is now officially home to more billionaires per head of population than any other country in the entire world is a badge of shame.

Dialogue Must Be a Spur to Activism

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Whiteboards have become the most crucial weapon in the battle for social justice since Tumblr was invented. It has become a fortunately common practice in academic circles to stand in some picturesque part of your university holding a whiteboard with either a pro-social justice claim inscribed thereon, or an example of some unpleasant piece of bigotry hurled your way by some socially unreformed reprobate...

Today Is Happiness Day, But Could Greater Happiness Be a Permanent Reality?

David Tross | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Tross

This is the happiness paradox in action: after basic needs have been met, increased wealth has not produced greater happiness in rich countries, the gains made in life expectancy and income cancelled out by the personal and social stresses of a competitive, materialistic society.

People, Power, Politics

Dan Gregory | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Gregory

With our new electoral cycle in place, the Scottish referendum looming and politicians now realising photo opportunities to stand in waders and point at floods are now within 30 minutes of the capital, Westminster seems to be in pre-election mode 18 months early.