Blogs

21 Oct 2014

Recognition of the Armenian genocide does not start with the UK, or the USA and Israel, but rather with Turkey itself. And the past century has shown us how hard it is to wrest recognition from Turkey. Similarly, the creation of a sovereign Palestine does not start with the EU or the Arab league as much as it does with Israel, says Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian. Yet it seems increasingly difficult to get those with most power to accept political truth-telling as an essential component of any attempt to achieve justice, peace and security for peoples involved in long-standing conflicts.

20 Oct 2014

Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.

20 Oct 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed concerns over the abuse of British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer, in a letter to his lawyer at the legal charity Reprieve.

18 Oct 2014

Within hours over 550 people have signed a petition to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, calling for reinstatement of eight sacked seminary professors.

18 Oct 2014

The future of a flagship Episcopal seminary in the US is in doubt after its board ignored pleas from across the world to reinstate sacked faculty members.

17 Oct 2014

A public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has revealed details of UK security services’ policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and clients.