Blogs

26 Aug 2014

The UN has cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying limitations prevent the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies.

25 Aug 2014

Oman joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on 20 August, says Human Rights Watch.

25 Aug 2014

The UN has confirmed that an American freelance journalist, reportedly held captive for nearly two years by militants in Syria, was freed on 24 August and handed over to UN peacekeepers.

23 Aug 2014

As hostilities in Gaza and Israel resumed after the collapse of the ceasefire earlier this week, Amnesty International has renewed its call on the UK government to suspend all arms export licences for Israel.

22 Aug 2014

A new report from the TUC says the majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families.

22 Aug 2014
22 Aug 2014

On 24 March 1980 in El Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero was celebrating Mass in the chapel of a cancer hospital. In his homily he spoke of the Eucharist as a sacrament of solidarity, justice and peace. Moments later, the Archbishop was shot through the heart. As Pope Francis calls for this courageous and inspiring man to be beatified, Bernadette Meaden highlights the significance of his life and death for Christian social witness, as it resonates across the years.

21 Aug 2014

CND has welcomed political opponents uniting to reject Falmouth as an alternative to the Clyde nuclear warhead depot.