“Schools to lose secular welfare staff under Christian chaplaincy drive.” By Benjamin Preiss and Ben Butler. Sydney Morning Herald. May 29, 2014.
“Salvation Army calls Reza Barati’s accused killer ‘a hero’.” By Sarah Whyte and David Wroe. Sydney Morning Herald. May 31, 2014.
“Christopher Pyne’s pledge sparks fears public schools will be ignored.” By Alexandra Smith. Sydney Morning Herald. May 31, 2014.
CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE SCANDAL
“Pope will meet with abuse victims; O’Malley to have role; Pontiff says Vatican investigating conduct of 3 bishops.” By John L. Allen Jr. Boston Globe. May 27, 2014.
“Pope Francis to Meet Victims of Sexual Abuse.” New York Times. May 28, 2014.
“Church-State Clash in China Coalesces Around a Toppled Spire; China Chafes at Christianity’s Growth; As Christianity continues its rapid rise in China, some believers feel discriminated against by public policies and say that the government favors traditional Chinese religions.” By Ian Johnson. New York Times. May 30, 2014.
“Cell Phones and Cash Grants Can Promote Growth and Development.” By Farangis Abdurazokzoda. Interpress Service (ipsnews.net). May 31, 2014.
“Corrupt Fifa crony paid $450,000 before vote; The Caribbean connection Payments to the football baron did not stop there. He was sent a further $1.2m when he threatened to reveal a ‘tsunami’ of evidence.” Times of London. June 1, 2014.
“Plot to buy the World Cup: Huge email cache reveals secrets of Qatar’s shock victory.” Times of London. June 1, 2014.
“Soccer | Rigged: Part 1 of a Two-Part Series: Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup; A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.” By Declan Hill and Jere Longman. New York Times. June 1, 2014.
“Qatar World Cup: ‘£3m payments to officials’ corruption claim; Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.” BBC News. June 1, 2014.
“India Boarding School Owner, Manager Arrested After 5 Children Allegedly Raped And Forced To Eat Feces.” By By Nita Bhalla. Huffington Post/Reuters. May 30, 2014.
“World’s Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 27, 2014.
“In Sweden, human darkness is confronted by the arts not the church; If the church is to survive, it doesn’t need to be nice – it must address the big existential questions of sin and death.” By Giles Fraser. Guardian. May 31, 2014.
“Gulf charities and Syria: Doing it our way.” Economist. May 28, 2014.
‘Education, Education, Education; Rich foreign parents are reinventing boarding school.” Times of London. May 26, 2014.
“Foreign pupils are blamed for public school ‘ghettos’.” By Nicola Woolcock. Times of London. May 26, 2014.
“Universities have a problem, and it’s not just academic.” By Ian King. Times of London. May 26, 2014.
“Bank of England governor: capitalism doomed if ethics vanish; Mark Carney issues strong critique of City behaviour and warns of growing sense that basic social contract is breaking down.” By Angela Monaghan. Guardian. May 27, 2014.
“World Hunger Day: can Twitter end world hunger? Harnessing social media effectively can make a real difference, but how do NGOs get beyond collecting “likes”?” By Caspar van Vark. Guardian. May 28, 2014.
“Small charity leaders: think you know what motivates your team? Gaining insight into what makes your team tick is an essential part of any charity manager’s job: • How charities can nurture the talent of their workforce; • Charities should pay well enough to attract executives; • Best bits: moving your career into the voluntary sector.” By Cath Lee. Guardian. May 28, 2014.
“Number of UK youth living in poverty could reach 5m by 2020, says charity; Save the Children accuses main parties of treating Child Poverty Act as ‘window dressing’ while cutting welfare spending.” By Patrick Butler. Guardian. May 28, 2014.
“‘The welfare state is not about dependency: it is about opportunity’; In her new book, Austerity Bites, Mary O’Hara argues that Cameron’s dismantling of state support betrays future generations of poor children.” By Mary O’Hara. Guardian. May 29, 2014.
“The bookshop revolution: Can coops hold out against Amazon? With more than 500 independent bookshops closing since 2005, coops are doing their bit to keep book stores surviving: •Independent booksellers bolstered in fight against Amazon; •Independent bookshops in decline as buying habits change; • Are social enterprises the future for libraries?” By Simon Birch. Guardian. May 29, 2014.
“Managing your charity’s finances – top tips; Financial management is becoming increasingly important for charities – our experts share their advice and tips on where to begin: • 10 years time: what will charity finance look like? • Why financial reserves need to be taken seriously; • How small charities can approach financial investment.” By Aimee Meade. Guardian. May 29, 201
“Thousands join vigil for Stephen Sutton.” By Sonia Elks. Times of London. May 30, 2014.
“Stephen Sutton vigil celebrates young cancer victim’s life and inspiration; Hundreds of mourners gather outside cathedral in Lichfield where teenager’s body is lying in place of honour.” Guardian/Press Association. May 30, 2014.
“Charity ethical investments push corporates like PepsiCo on morals; Panorama put Comic Relief in spotlight; now, at company AGMs, foundations and trusts are wielding their small but mighty voices: • Charities: invest responsibly or lose public trust; • Managing charity investments ethically is not easy; • How to invest ethically as a charity; • Comic Relief cash in arms shines light on investments; • Why don’t all charities bank ethically?” By Emily Kenway. Guardian. May 30, 2014.
“Lobbying bill: keep calm and carry on campaigning; The Lobbying Act is a hard pill for charities to swallow. Liz Hutchins explains why it is essential that the sector gets behind the fight to repeal the bill: • Lobbying bill: five key points; • Seven ways to lobby for world change; • Labour to review alternatives to Lobbying Act; • Lobbying bill passes through House of Lords.” By Liz Hutchins. Guardian. May 30, 2014.
“Animal Wrongs; The RSPCA should abandon its extreme political aims and focus on animal welfare.’ Editorial. Times of London. May 31, 2014.
“Hard-up Britons working too hard to be volunteers.” Times of London. May 31, 2014.
“Ofsted inspectors make U-turn on ‘Trojan Horse’ school, leak shows; Park View could face special measures after inspectors overturn initial findings that cleared the school of Islamist plot allegations.” By Richard Adams. Guardian. May 31, 2014.
“Sweet success for honey projects that boost bees as well as jobs; Social enterprises are fulfilling the growing demand for projects to bring more bees to urban areas to ensure effective pollination: • Social enterprises tackling youth unemployment; • Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money• The role of social enterprise in job creation; • Product of the month: Hope Street Honey.” By Rich McEachran. Guardian. June 1, 2014.