Blogs

28 May 2013

The United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to end the Syrian conflict, saying it is “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”

27 May 2013

President Obama has failed to provide any meaningful assistance to the hunger-striking detainees being held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, says Reprieve.

25 May 2013

Nothing justifies the vicious murder of a British soldier that took place on the streets of Woolwich this week. We are right to condemn it. Consistency and integrity mean that we must also speak out against the killing of innocent people by the US and UK government in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

25 May 2013

The African Union must reject the Kenyan government calls for the International Criminal Court's case to be tried in Kenya, Amnesty International says.

25 May 2013

The Kirk Church and Society Council convenor has renewed her opposition to the 'immoral' Trident nuclear weapons system, currently based in Scotland.

25 May 2013

The Church of Scotland has agreed to maintain a status quo precluding further ordinations of gay and lesbian clergy, while permitting local congregations to do exactly the opposite – if a suitably crafted church law can be agreed next year. That’s a big ‘if’, says Simon Barrow. As a statement of theological principle, this settlement risks looking a mess. In worldly terms it is classic coalition government. But it raises the key question as to whether the coalition can hold.

24 May 2013

The Iona Community is continuing its work in tackling poverty as it enters its 75th anniversary and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s landing on the island.

24 May 2013

The Church of Scotland has agreed to investigate the increasing costs of holding funerals, following an intervention at its annual gathering.