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  • 6 May 2016

    The newly re-landscaped garden at Friends House is a welcoming space for reflection, say Quakers in Britain. With planting and design inspired by a poem by Waldo Williams, it speaks of Quakerism, of peace, equality, simplicity and truth.

  • 6 May 2016

    Reflecting on the relevance of religion in today’s world, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke at a sustainable development seminar in Rome on 4 May, posing a question to the participants: “Is religion able to bring hope to people of today?”

  • 5 May 2016

    The leadership of the Worker’s Party of Korea selected at the upcoming party congress should urgently address the serious rights abuses committed by the government, including forced labour connected with the congress, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • 5 May 2016

    MPs from major UK political parties want the government to use its Anti-Corruption Summit next week to require transparency in the UK tax havens, Christian Aid said after a Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall.

  • 4 May 2016

    With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.

  • 4 May 2016

    Commenting on a report published today by the House of Lords European Union Committee on the process of Brexit, the TUC says the report backs up other legal experts who say that working people could face years of uncertainty and chaos if Britain votes to leave the EU.

  • 4 May 2016

    Christian Aid campaigners from Witney gathered on 30 April 2016 in the Prime Minister’s constituency outside properties which are now owned in Jersey and the British Virgin Islands, to demand that David Cameron finally gets tough with the UK’s secretive tax havens.

  • 3 May 2016

    An interview with Stephen Crabb this morning gave a hint at potential future directions for the Depart

  • 3 May 2016

    The Egyptian authorities have dismissed concerns from UN human rights experts over an Irish juvenile who faces the death penalty in a mass trial.

  • 3 May 2016

    After visiting the United States in a spirit of accompaniment, a World Council of Churches delegation is preparing a report on how churches can help achieve racial justice.

  • 3 May 2016

    Prisons in England and Wales are becoming increasingly violent and dangerous, with deaths, assaults and incidents of self-injury continuing to rise, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

  • 2 May 2016

    Last week, I heard an account of a high-worth individual.

  • 2 May 2016

    During a visit to Geneva on 29 April 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN.

  • 2 May 2016

    Any debate around the UK’s future in the European Union must take into account the country’s role in fighting poverty and inequality across the world, Christian Aid has said.

  • 2 May 2016

    Some of the top reasons why privately-owned homes are left empty for long periods of time have been revealed by Shelter Scotland one year after the organisation launched an empty homes helpline.