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  • 2 May 2016

    During a visit to Geneva on 29 April 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in the international event, and received the Olympic Cup Award on behalf of the UN.

  • 2 May 2016

    Any debate around the UK’s future in the European Union must take into account the country’s role in fighting poverty and inequality across the world, Christian Aid has said.

  • 2 May 2016

    Any debate around the UK’s future in the European Union must take into account the country’s role in fighting poverty and inequality across the world, Christian Aid has said.

  • 2 May 2016

    Some of the top reasons why privately-owned homes are left empty for long periods of time have been revealed by Shelter Scotland one year after the organisation launched an empty homes helpline.

  • 2 May 2016

    Five long years of protests, violence, suffering, bloodletting, proxy wars, fresh hopes marooned on jagged deceptions, untold misery, the barbarity of pseudo-religious claims, and the cheap venom o

  • 29 Apr 2016

    The World Council of Churches has co-spondored an event at the UN on Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories.

  • 29 Apr 2016

    Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace, says a TUC report published yesterday (28 April 2016) to coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day.

  • 29 Apr 2016

    The chief executives of 17 charities and campaign groups have written to the Prime Minister, urging him to stop UK tax havens from enabling corruption and tax dodging around the world.

  • 28 Apr 2016

    The presidents of Churches Together in the Merseyside Region have issued a joint statement in response to the Hillsborough Inquest.

  • 28 Apr 2016

    The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have concurrently adopted resolutions on the organisation’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’

  • 28 Apr 2016

    Amnesty International has called for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion law, which it branded “cruel and discriminatory”, as another 'abortion pills' case came before the courts in Belfast yesterday (27 April 2016) concerning a woman accused of supplying pills to assist her under-age daughter to induce a miscarriage.

  • 27 Apr 2016

    A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Destitution in the UK has been published today (27 April 2016) Destitution is the most severe form of poverty in the UK and means someone cannot afford the basic essentials they need to eat, keep clean and stay warm and dry.

  • 27 Apr 2016

    A panel of religious leaders, policymakers and journalists met on 20 April 2016 at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva to discuss questions including the idea of a 'European identity' and the contributions made by faith communities and secularism.

  • 27 Apr 2016

    Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the Trades Union Congress..

  • 27 Apr 2016

    A severely disabled prisoner on Pakistan’s death row has called on the country’s President to spare his life, as a stay of execution granted to him in January expired.