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  • 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).

  • 25 Jan 2016

    On 29 January, Peace News Press is marking the 20th anniversary of the historic Seeds of Hope Ploughshares action.

  • 25 Jan 2016

    Senior United Nations humanitarian officials have called on the authorities and various factions in war-torn Yemen to allow sustained access into the besieged central city of Taiz after seeing at first-hand the desperate state of its inhabitants.

  • 25 Jan 2016

    In the midst of World War I, as conscription came into force, Quakers worked with parliament to ensure men had the right to refuse to kill

  • 24 Jan 2016

    Survival International, the global organisation for the right of tribal people, said today (24 January) that a tribal community is being attacked by a large number of gunmen in southern Brazil.

  • 22 Jan 2016

    Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang-rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive recruitment of child soldiers and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with entire villages burned down have been perpetrated by all in sides in South Sudan, says the UN.

  • 22 Jan 2016

    Tribal children in the African rainforests have been paid in glue to sniff, and alcohol, in return for menial work, a new report from Survival International report has revealed.