Blogs

27 Jun 2014

A new report from Quaker Peace & Social Witness describes Armed Forces Day as one strand in a government strategy to reverse falling recruitment and declining public support for military interventions.

27 Jun 2014

Brazilian officials have warned that uncontacted Indians face imminent “tragedy” and "death" after a dramatic increase in the number of sightings in the Amazon rainforest near the Peru border.

26 Jun 2014

Christian leaders representing over 1 billion people from 170 nations have sent an Open Letter to heads of the G20, calling for urgent action on corruption and tax evasion.

26 Jun 2014

The Japanese authorities' continued practice of secret executions despite growing concerns on the country's use of the death penalty is a scar on the justice system, says Amnesty International.

26 Jun 2014

More than million people can be lifted out of low pay by 2020 by pragmatic low-cost measures building on the economic recovery, says the final report of the independent Living Wage Commission.

25 Jun 2014

New research from Shelter shows more than 80 per cent of properties for sale in England are unaffordable for the average working family looking to buy their first home.

25 Jun 2014

Employers are to be banned from preventing staff on zero-hours contracts seeking extra work elsewhere. Business Secretary Vince Cable says "unscrupulous" firms have abused their flexibility.

24 Jun 2014

As parties draw up their manifestos ahead of the General Election, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups are demanding that action to tackle climate change be at the heart of parties’ plans for government.