Caroline Spelman MP, shadow secretary of state for the Department of Communities and Local Government, backs The Difference's call for tougher sanctions on Zimbabwe.
"The world is ringing its hands about the situation in Zimbabwe. Uncertain what would actually work to bring an end to human rights abuses, politicians in the developed world seem paralysed by inaction.If you haven't already done so, don't forget to sign our online petition!
The Church in Zimbabwe has bravely mounted resistance to President Mugabe's cruel regime and our aid agencies are finding it is only by working through the churches that they can have confidence that food and other essential resources reach the people who most need it.
This brings alive for us today what it means to face persecution and we record our respect and admiration for our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe who face real threats to their lives for doing the right thing."