Blogs

27 Sep 2014

A British student’s appeal against his sentence in the United Arab Emirates, based on a ‘confession’ extracted through torture, has been rejected.

27 Sep 2014

Eight more governments are ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) during high-level meetings at the United Nations.

27 Sep 2014

The director of the Baptist Union of Scotland has criticised plans to bomb Iraq, saying Arab Christian leaders do not support western military action.

26 Sep 2014

The Fair Admissions Campaign has revealed startling new insight about the extent to which selection by faith leads to greater socio-economic segregation in England’s school system.

26 Sep 2014

There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.

25 Sep 2014

A 70-year-old British man from Edinburgh is in critical condition after being shot in a Pakistani prison by a police officer or prison guard earlier today (25 September).

25 Sep 2014

As Parliament is recalled to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Quakers in Britain have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister.