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  • 3 Feb 2016

    The US State of Georgia last night executed 72 year old Brandon Astor Jones, the oldest person on death row in the State. Mr Jones had served 36 years in prison.

  • 3 Feb 2016

    Child protection systems across Europe are overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the UN warned yesterday, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse.

  • 3 Feb 2016

    George Osborne’s announcement that multinationals should have to publish currently secret information about their global affairs could hail a tremendous breakthrough in the war against tax dodging, Christian Aid said yesterday.

  • 2 Feb 2016

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has commended the release of the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities.

  • 2 Feb 2016

    Black workers with degrees earn 23.1 per cent less on average than white workers with degrees, according to new analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) yesterday.

  • 1 Feb 2016

    A fresh inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James who was found dead at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 will begin at Woking Coroner’s Court today.

  • 1 Feb 2016

    New European Commission proposals, intended to curb Google-style tax avoidance by multinationals, do not go far enough in helping developing countries keep track of, and tax, the financial manoeuvring of major international companies operating within their borders, warns Christian Aid.

  • 1 Feb 2016

    The focus for the first Middle East Analysis podcast of 2016, featuring Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian, is the Holy Land Coordination – a week long pilgrimage made by Catholic bishops from ac

  • 30 Jan 2016

    Yesterday (29 January) 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq were confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island, Greece, as they attempted to cross to Europe from Turkey. Ten of the dead were children; five boys and five girls, says the Anglican mission agency Us (formerly USPG).

  • 29 Jan 2016

    The Jewish human rights charity, René Cassin, and the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty have marked Holocaust Memorial Day by emphasising the link between the Holocaust and the development of safeguards to protect human rights.

  • 29 Jan 2016

    Concerns have been raised that new cooperation agreements between Europe and Iran could contribute to a surge in drug-related executions – including those of juvenile offenders.

  • 28 Jan 2016

    As the global community gathered to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp 71 years ago, the UN Secretary General emphasised that the most effective way to prevent new genocides is by educating new generations about the horrors of the Holocaust.

  • 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).