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  • 16 Jun 2016

    Campaigners are warning of a low turnout and a "worrying demographic divide" in the EU referendum - which alongside a close result could lead to the perception that the result on 23 June will be ‘inconclusive’.

  • 15 Jun 2016

    New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of low income households claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system.

  • 15 Jun 2016

    An elderly British-Bangladeshi journalist who faces a potential death sentence in Bangladesh has been denied bail, sparking fears for his wellbeing in detention.

  • 15 Jun 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • 15 Jun 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has published a proposal for the establishment of a women’s centre on the site of the existing visitors centre at HMP Holloway, which is due to close later this month.

  • 14 Jun 2016

    At a time when so many are disengaged from the political process the annual Justice & Peace Network conference in July, Justice, Power and Responsibility; How Can Democracy Work for the Common Good? takes up the challenge of how to empower people to take responsibility and participate in the decisions that shape our lives.

  • 14 Jun 2016

    Last week, a social media conversation with a Catholic and and Anglican on the subject of Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry concluded with the Anglican (who

  • 14 Jun 2016

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed “shock, outrage and sadness” over the tragic events in Orlando, Florida and called for control of automatic weapons.

  • 14 Jun 2016

    Christian Aid is calling on MPs of all parties to support a change in the law that would help rich and poor countries collect more of the tax billions they are owed by multinationals.

  • 13 Jun 2016

    Fifty people were killed in a shooting in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) nightclub in Orlando, Florida yesterday (12 June 2016).

  • 13 Jun 2016

    A family who were rendered to Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation have spoken of their disappointment at a decision by British prosecutors not to bring charges against UK officials implicated in their kidnapping.

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  • 13 Jun 2016

    Members of the Catholic National Justice and Peace Newtwork (NJPN) executive have expressed great concern at the content and tone of the debate on the forthcoming European referendum.

  • 13 Jun 2016

    To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.

  • 13 Jun 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has prepared a briefing for the House of Lords second reading of the Children and Social Work Bill, which is taking place on 14 June 2016.