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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Five Christian Climate Change protesters were arrested in Whitehall this morning following an action at the Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • 30 Nov 2015

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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Climate campaigners mobilised by Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD and the Church of England marked the end of their 200-mile ‘Pilgrimage2Paris’ yesterday by joining faith leaders and pilgrims from across the world, to deliver petitions with nearly 1.8 million signatures to the UN climate chief.

  • 30 Nov 2015

    The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced.

  • 30 Nov 2015

    Advent and Christmas 2015: Room at the Inn

  • 30 Nov 2015

    At the weekend, ahead of the Paris climate summit, Quakers joined thousands across the world on the People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs to call for climate justice.

  • 29 Nov 2015

    Advent, the season of expectation, begins today

    In biblical times it started with an unexpected messenger (angel) announcing an ordinary event in an unlikely place to a lowly person.

  • 28 Nov 2015

    Senior leaders of four major UK Churches have welcomed the Government's commitment to limiting climate change, and have called for more to be done to keep global warming below 2°C.

  • 27 Nov 2015

    Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana’s Bushman communities continue to suffer.

  • 27 Nov 2015

    The international human rights NGO Reprieve has raised concerns over Saudi media reports, which suggest that juveniles Ali al Nimr and Dawoud al Marhoon could be executed in days.

  • 27 Nov 2015

    Britain is continuing to attempt to send asylum seekers back to other EU countries to have their claims examined, despite the chaotic conditions in Europe’s bordering nations as countries struggle to cope with the number of people arriving via the Mediterranean Sea.

  • 26 Nov 2015

    Jewish, Muslim and Christian organisations will march together calling for action to address climate change on 29 November, united by a shared concern for protection of the earth and all who live on it.

  • 26 Nov 2015

    A new film, Death on a plate: TTIP, meat inspections and your food, launched today by UNISON and War on Want, lays bare the grave threat a new trade deal poses to the food we eat.

  • 26 Nov 2015

    The Pakistan government has stayed the exection of Abdul Basit, a paralysed man who had been set to hang at dawn this morning (26 November), according to his lawyers at Justice Project Pakistan.

  • 25 Nov 2015

    The question of whether churches should be more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continues to be challenging for some.  The topic is often considered to be controversial with as many consider question whether religion should adapt to society’s values. But, according to a new book from Ekklesia, over the past century several prominent Christians, have played a major part in gaining support among churchgoers and the public for greater acceptance of same-sex partnerships.