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  • 10 Jun 2014

    Questions of war and peace are sometimes seen by Christians as somewhat separate from core gospel convictions, and are pigeon holed as issues upon which we will differ 'on ethical grounds'.

  • 10 Jun 2014

    In both Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Pope Francis offered his home in the Vatican as a place for the encounter of prayer. It was a potentially transformative moment. Now that the event is over, and both presidents have re-iterated their desire for peace, what happens next to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - more so since President Peres completes his term as president of Israel at the end of July? Regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian explores the issues.

  • 9 Jun 2014

    The use of food banks in the UK rose dramatically in 2013/14, a report published on 9 June revealed. A gripping documentary shown on the same day focused on the experience of children living on or below the breadline.

  • 9 Jun 2014

    The Accord Coalition has described findings offered by Ofsted into a group of Birmingham community schools accused of furthering an Islamist agenda as "the disaster-waiting-to-happen."

  • 9 Jun 2014

    The Burghfield wing of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire has seen its biggest protest in years, with entrances blocked for nearly five hours.

  • 9 Jun 2014

    According to statistics released by the BBC yesterday (8 June), people who practise a religion are more likely to say they have given to charity in the last month than those who don't.

  • 9 Jun 2014

    Around thirty people have this morning used cars to block all entrances to the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire, marking an escalation in protests there.

  • 7 Jun 2014

    Despite significant gains, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over, UN officials said yesterday (6 June), calling for greater political commitment, investment and innovation.

  • 6 Jun 2014

    Support is growing within Labour for the idea that the party should oppose the renewal of Trident. The decision is due in 2016. Polls consistently show a majority of British voters opposed to Trident. Religious groups, including fairly middle-of-the-road churches, are speaking out against it. Protests at nuclear bases are increasing. Will Ed Miliband have the courage to listen to the majority of the public rather than senior Labour figures who are stuck in the 1980s?

  • 6 Jun 2014

    A judge at the High Court in Islamabad has ordered the Pakistani police to open a criminal investigation into CIA involvement in a drone strike that killed three people on 31 December 2009.

  • 5 Jun 2014

    The response to the abdication of Juan Carlos and the comic-opera events which took place yesterday (4 June) in the palace of Westminster illustrate both the absurdity and the emotional pull of monarchy.

  • 5 Jun 2014

    Lawyers for Mohammad Ahmad Ghulam Rabban, held for over a decade without charge in Guantánamo Bay, have sought a court order compelling the Obama administration to release videotapes of his treatment.

  • 5 Jun 2014

    Health service staff angry that their pay is still being capped despite the economic recovery, are to remind the government today of the millions of hours of unpaid overtime they put in each year.

  • 4 Jun 2014

    The Queen's Speech this morning (4 June) set out the government's proposed legislative agenda for its final year in power before the general election.

  • 4 Jun 2014

    A young Brazilian Indian leader was assaulted on 2 June by four armed men, despite being under the care of a government protection programme since witnessing the murder of his father-in-law.