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  • 21 May 2016

    The British Government is leaving the country’s so-called ‘forgotten refugees’ hungry and homeless, shocking new research from the Refugee Council  has revealed.

  • 21 May 2016

    Two Armenian Christian leaders from Syria have been in the UK this month (May 2016) to remind people of the often stark realities facing a country where half the population are either refugees or h

  • 20 May 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led an inaugural ceremony yesterday (19 May 2016)  to award the 'Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage' as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

  • 20 May 2016

    Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

  • 19 May 2016

    More than three quarters of the British public would accept refugees in their neighbourhood or home, according to a new Amnesty International survey published yesterday (18 May 2016), showing that anti-refugee political rhetoric is “out of step” with public opinion

  • 19 May 2016

    Watching the Queen’s Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord

  • 19 May 2016

    A retired NATO commander has accused David Cameron of making the UK 'semi-pacifist', sparking derision from pacifist groups. 

  • 19 May 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • 19 May 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • 19 May 2016

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • 18 May 2016

    Members and supporters of Pax Christi from around the country will gather in Leeds on 21 May for the movement's Annual General Meeting and Conference on 'Subversive Peacemakers – from the First World War to today'.

  • 18 May 2016

    The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a "damning indictment" on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

  • 18 May 2016

    In the run-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May), Christian Aid has launched Nepal Aftershocks: the people’s truth about aid, a new multimedia project that asked nearly 200 people who survived the 2015 earthquakes what they really thought about the aid the world gave.

  • 17 May 2016

    The term ‘armchair activists’ tends to be used in a rather pejorative way, implying that people who campaign through social media are not doing anything that has significance or impact in the real

  • 17 May 2016

    When is the right time to ban a very bad thing? Nations have faced the question in banning slavery, torture, chemical weapons and more. Over one hundred governments and civil society organisations including the World Council of Churches are debating the question again at a UN working group on nuclear weapons.