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  • 8 Jun 2016

    The UK College of Policing is teaching the Saudi Arabian interior ministry high-tech forensic skills that risk being “used to identify individuals who later go on to be tortured”, an internal police report obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve reveals.

  • 8 Jun 2016

    Recently, I listened to a radio interview with a man from Iran who had migrated to the UK some three decades ago.

  • 8 Jun 2016

    Ekklesia founder Jonathan Bartley is standing down as co-director of the organization after 14 years.  Simon Barrow, who has been Ekklesia’s co-director since 2005, is continuing as the sole director of the politics and beliefs think tank.

  • 7 Jun 2016

    Judges in Pakistan will tomorrow  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.

  • 7 Jun 2016

    Only 24 per cent of voters say they feel ‘well’ or ‘very well’ informed about the EU referendum, according to new BMG Research polling released today (7 June 2016) by the Electoral Reform Society.

  • 6 Jun 2016

    Last weekend, strolling round a nature reserve, I saw something so beautiful it took my breath for a moment – a rabbit, nibbling on summer-lit grass with

  • 6 Jun 2016

    Anti-nuclear campaigners will gather at AWE Burghfield today (6 June 2016) to highlight the role the site plays in the manufacture and maintenance of nuclear warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear weapons system.

  • 6 Jun 2016

    Nearly 30 young ecumenical leaders from 14 Asian countries have gathered at the Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia for the third Youth in Asia Training Programme for Religious Amity (YATRA)

  • 6 Jun 2016

    A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees.

  • 3 Jun 2016

    The Coroner in the inquest into the 1995 death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks has today (3 June 2016) recorded a verdict of suicide, delivering a narrative verdict that severely criticised serious failures in duty of care at Deepcut barracks.

  • 3 Jun 2016

    For his book

  • 3 Jun 2016

    Prominent church leaders and thinkers have issued a call to action for all the UK's churches, echoing Pope Francis' wish to see "a poor church, for the poor".

  • 2 Jun 2016

    The peacebuilding organisation International Alert, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has announced the appointment of a new Chair and two new members to its Board of Trustees.

  • 2 Jun 2016

    A group of staff from Britain Yearly Meeting, the charity which manages the central policy, property, staff and work of Quakers in Britain, have had a request rejected by the Treasury. They wanted to exercise their right of conscientious objection to war by ensuring that none of their taxes are used for military purposes.

  • 2 Jun 2016

    Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.