Blogs

11 Dec 2013

Syrian activists abducted in Damascus must be released unconditionally, influential regional and global human rights organisations say.

11 Dec 2013

Those who promote criminalisation of, or violence against, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people cannot reasonably claim that this is a sign of Christian love, says Savitri Hensman, challenging a Church of England General Synod member's reported comments in Jamaica.

11 Dec 2013

Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by Reprieve for refusing a request by Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to question the head of MI5.

11 Dec 2013

Quakers in Britain have welcomed yesterday's (10 December) government announcement which heralds the first same-sex marriages from 29 March 2014.

10 Dec 2013

Faith leaders have gathered at Parliament to urge MPs to rewrite the Lobbying Bill and prevent significant damage to legitimate civil society campaigning.

10 Dec 2013

In its current form the Lobbying Bill could be a "real threat to democracy", the head of the Institute for Government has warned.

10 Dec 2013

In recognising the human endurance, perseverance, vision, humility, lack of bitterness and political ability that characterised Nelson Mandela, analyst and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian looks at the response of Palestinians and others from the Middle East and North Africa region to his passing. There are uncomfortable truths to be faced in all this, he suggests.

10 Dec 2013

The International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa sees sexual and gender-based violence as perpetuating the continued spread of HIV and AIDS.

10 Dec 2013

In a statement to mark Human Rights Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that “armed drones are…being deployed, without due legal process."

10 Dec 2013

The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group is biased and ill-informed when it comes to fossil fuel disinvestment, says Operation Noah.