Blogs

16 Dec 2013

The enormous financial burden the Philippines labours under in servicing international debt must be lifted, says Christian Aid and other NGOs.

16 Dec 2013

The government’s Transparency in Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning, and Trade Union Administration Bill – described in the Financial Times as “one of the worst pieces of legislation put before the Houses of Parliament for many moons” – enters Committee stage in parliament on 16 and 18 December 2013, and goes to Report stage on 13 and 15 January 2014. Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow explains what is wrong with this dangerous piece of legislation and how it can be, and is being, challenged.

16 Dec 2013

Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.

15 Dec 2013

As the largest winter storm in years threatens Lebanon, World Vision is stepping up its preparations throughout the region to keep Syrian refugees safe.

15 Dec 2013

Activists have welcomed the overturning of a decision to allow liquidators for Scottish Coal to abandon environmental obligations at former opencast mines.

15 Dec 2013

LGBT Catholics in Westminster have written to Bishops in England and Wales, urging them to consider a wider programme of pastoral support.