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  • 4 Nov 2015

    Christian Aid and the Hands Up Foundation are encouraging people around the UK to come together and sing to help support the people of Syria in their desperate time of need.

  • 4 Nov 2015

    David Cameron must use a visit by Egypt’s President Sisi to urge an end to mass trials and death sentences for political prisoners, including an Irish teenager held since 2013, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • 4 Nov 2015

    "The World is my Country", an exhibition by the artist Emily Johns, celebrating those who opposed the First World War will be shown in London from the 9th-13th November 2015.

  • 3 Nov 2015

    Next week's official visit to the UK by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given rise to widespread concern due to his government's record of violence against religious minorities.

  • 3 Nov 2015

    A new report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and written by Lancaster University and the International Longevity Centre – UK, has found that introducing the NLW for low-paid care home workers will cost £387 million per year, which will need to be met by central and local government as well as care providers.

  • 3 Nov 2015

    With a month to go before the COP 21 climate summit in Paris, Christian Aid has welcomed today’s publication of the UN’s aggregation report, summarising country actions that will make up the global deal.

  • 3 Nov 2015
  • 2 Nov 2015

    The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network of the World Council of Churches, with the Council for World Mission (CWM) and International Disability Alliance (IDA) have hosted a two-day seminar on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • 31 Oct 2015

    A few days ago, Giuseppina Salamone, a welfare rights adviser from Brighton, wrote

  • 31 Oct 2015

    As the violent stalemate continues in Syria, Ekklesia ssociate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian writes an open letter to the Syrian President, pointing to the conditions necessary for moves away from bloodshed and towards a just peace. 

  • 30 Oct 2015

    Last Wednesday (21 October) an important agreement was reached between the campaign group

  • 30 Oct 2015

    Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has landed in the UK, having been detained for 13 years. He landed at London's Biggin Hill Airport shortly before 1.00pm today.

  • 30 Oct 2015

    A group of 35 bishops and church leaders from 20 countries have gathered in Munich, Germany to discuss refugees and the role of the churches in Europe with a recommendation for safe passage to those seeking refuge.

  • 30 Oct 2015

    People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions, says Human Rights Watch. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for all mental health facilities, prohibit chaining, and establish voluntary community-based services for people with mental health conditions.

  • 29 Oct 2015

    Deceit takes many forms. The outright lie, the partial truth, concealment, the broken promise.