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  • 1 Feb 2016

    New European Commission proposals, intended to curb Google-style tax avoidance by multinationals, do not go far enough in helping developing countries keep track of, and tax, the financial manoeuvring of major international companies operating within their borders, warns Christian Aid.

  • 1 Feb 2016

    The focus for the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2016, featuring Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, is the Holy Land Coordination – a week long pilgrimage made by Catholic bishops from ac

  • 30 Jan 2016

    Yesterday (29 January) 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq were confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island, Greece, as they attempted to cross to Europe from Turkey. Ten of the dead were children; five boys and five girls, says the Anglican mission agency Us (formerly USPG).

  • 29 Jan 2016

    The Jewish human rights charity, René Cassin, and the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty have marked Holocaust Memorial Day by emphasising the link between the Holocaust and the development of safeguards to protect human rights.

  • 29 Jan 2016

    Concerns have been raised that new cooperation agreements between Europe and Iran could contribute to a surge in drug-related executions – including those of juvenile offenders.

  • 28 Jan 2016

    As the global community gathered to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp 71 years ago, the UN Secretary General emphasised that the most effective way to prevent new genocides is by educating new generations about the horrors of the Holocaust.

  • 28 Jan 2016

    £139 million of ‘made-up money’ will count as UK aid and contribute towards meeting the UK government’s target for spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

  • 27 Jan 2016

    “What you say flows from what is in your heart.” These are the words with which Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and instructed his disciples in integrity and

  • 27 Jan 2016

    'Don’t stand by' has been the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 (27 January).

  • 27 Jan 2016

    Winston Churchill said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." This would seem to describe perfectly the government's approach to welfare reform. 

  • 27 Jan 2016

    A 21 January World Economic Forum session on how food choices can become a catalyst for positive change became an opportunity for World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to present “Ten Commandments” of food to the gathered business and political leaders.

  • 27 Jan 2016

    A new report, Secure Voting, from Webroots Democracy provides expert testimony from companies and academics specialising in online voting systems. It makes the case that electronic balloting is safe and secure and will increase voter engagement.

  • 26 Jan 2016

    I have been awake in the night after reading a tweet by a highly influential academic urging relatives of those with dementia to take responsibility for their feeding in hospital.

  • 26 Jan 2016

    A protester who was under 18 at the time of the alleged offences for which he was convicted was among the 47 people executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, research by international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.

  • 26 Jan 2016

    Average pay (median) in Britain is still worth £2,270 less in real terms than it was in 2008 – a shortfall of £44 a week – according to new analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).