Life and Death

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks offered a moving, reflective and hopeful 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4 this morning, highlighting the courage and resistance of those trapped in the Warsaw ghetto under the Nazis

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Today marks the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It should also enable us all to recognise and acknowledge the Armenian genocide of 1915-23, says Harry Hagopian - for the sake of moral and political truthfulness and healing.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Tens of thousands of people in Britain and millions across the world are today (27 January 2010) marking Holocaust Memorial Day - taking the theme 'the legacy of hope' in seeking to remember the past so as to shape a better future.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Holocaust Memorial Day is a day for everybody, says Carly Whyborn. It is now time for Holocaust Memorial Day to become part of our lives, a time when we can remember the past in order to shape a safer and better future.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    For many Port-au-Prince residents and those throughout Haiti, the situation is catastrophic, says the Red Cross. Estimates now suggest that some 200,000 may have died and one million made destitute.

  • 15 Jan 2010

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) announced today (Friday 15 January 2010) that online donations to the Haiti earthquake appeal had hit £2 million in just 36 hours. The sums were raised before the first radio and television appeals.

  • 5 Jan 2010

    Human rights, religious and anti-death penalty groups are calling on the US state of Texas to stop the execution of a man who may be brain-damaged. Since 1976 the USA has executed 1,188 people. There are 3,300 still on death row.

  • 9 Dec 2009

    Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives joined voices on 7 December, calling for moral leadership by all the world's faiths in helping mobilise for the effort to abolish nuclear weapons.

  • 11 Nov 2009

    Human rights groups have entered last minute pleas to the Iran to halt the imminent execution of a Kurdish man sentenced to death for "enmity against God" in connection with his alleged membership of an opposition group.

  • 13 Oct 2009

    In the aftermath of the World Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October, Amnesty International has highlighted several cases of people facing execution - including one in the USA being distorted by religious fundamentalism.