Social Justice

Black Friday - One Person's Paradise Is Another Person's Prison

Iain Renwick | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Style
Iain Renwick

So spare a thought for them and then remember our mantra. Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush, it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Instead of the sugar rush, consume less and commit to cherish more.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

The One Degree No Student Wants

Piers Telemacque | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

Now we've hit 1C warming, it's never been more urgent to reform our education system. When we talk about a degree, we usually mean something which takes you further in life, opens up opportunities, and contributes to the public good. This degree couldn't be more different, and the fees will be measured in lives rather than pounds.

Is There a Line in Comedy? Here's a More Important Question

Payton Quinn | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Payton Quinn

So, here's my question to you: Why do you think that your freedom to mock and dehumanize marginalized groups unchallenged is more important than not actively encouraging harm against those groups?

Our Poorest Communities Have the Answer to Government's Biggest Social Challenges

Baroness Stroud | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Stroud

In the coming years I hope to use my voice in the House of Lords and leadership of the CSJ to promote a Social Justice Conservatism which looks to small, local poverty fighting groups for the solutions to our biggest social issues and helps translate them up onto a national stage.

Third Of Children In Youth Prisons Are Put In Isolation For Up To 22 Hours - Despite Mental Health Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A third of young offenders experience isolation and segregation for up to 22 hours, particularly in larger institutions, a report from the Children's ...

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

Curriculum Crisis in Taiwan Highlights Country's Generational Divides Once More

David Spencer | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
David Spencer

It is just a couple of weeks ago that Taiwan was making news around the world for all the right reasons after both the major political parties, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) nominated female candidates for next year's Presidential elections.

We Have Lost Sight of What It Means to Understand and Fight Child Poverty

Christian Guy | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Christian Guy

We know what is required, and we need it fast. In a report published today the CSJ is calling on the Government to remove itself from legally binding child poverty income targets. Instead we urge a new annual reporting system focused on how ministers are tackling the root causes of poverty...

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 23.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 | 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.