Blogs

15 Oct 2013

Attempts by poachers to manipulate members of the Jarawa tribe in India’s Andaman Islands have backfired following swift action by the authorities.

15 Oct 2013

Two Libyan families who were ‘rendered’ to Gaddafi’s prisons by British intelligence have filed a complaint over GCHQ’s eavesdropping on their legal communications.

14 Oct 2013

The charity working to win compensation for destitute victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh has urged Matalan model Abbey Clancy to back their calls for help.

14 Oct 2013

Men cleared for release but still detained in Guantanamo have revealed the methods used to by the authorities at the prison to attempt to break the hunger strik.

13 Oct 2013

Amnesty has condemned the proposed ‘medical tests’ designed to bar migrant workers deemed homosexual or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries.

12 Oct 2013

Christian Aid has launched the India Cyclone Appeal in response to Cyclone Phailin which hit the east coastal states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh this afternoon.

12 Oct 2013

Today, with the disarmament experts in Syria trying to dismantle the stockpiles of chemical weapons, let us not forget that the actual challenge is to stop the conventional war, says Ekklesia associate and regional commentator Dr Harry Hagopian. Given the facts on the ground, now is perhaps the intelligent time to contain the horrendous deaths as well as raw anger. Why? Because the alarming alternative for this 30-month war will be a macabre spectre that continues to haunt Syria, extend to its neighbouring countries, with more refugees, further radicalisation of society and a Somalia-like failed state, he says.

12 Oct 2013

The World Council of Churches is working toward the revival of “Thursdays in Black”, a campaign against sexual and gender-based violence.