Economy and Politics

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Despite huge challenges in getting access, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has managed to deliver humanitarian supplies to Qamishli in north-east Syria.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    With a month to go till the General Election, we are inviting people to pledge to vote for what they believe in, according to the values outlined in our election paper.

    To help focus our thinking, we've invited commentators from across the political spectrum to explain how the values are integral to their electoral choices. We are publishing a selection of pledges not to endorse any one party but to demonstrate how different people have responded to our values and are pledging to vote according to their beliefs.

  • 14 Apr 2015

    Pakistani government investigators have confiscated and tampered with evidence in the case of Shafqat Hussain, whose stay of execution is due to expire, says the legal charity Reprieve.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    The inheritance tax threshold will be raised if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister pledged. This would benefit some home-owners in areas with high property prices. But, even for them, the deal is not as good as it might sound.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    With a month to go till the General Election, we are inviting people to pledge to vote for what they believe in, according to the values outlined in our election paper.

    To help focus our thinking, we've invited commentators from across the political spectrum to explain how the values are integral to their electoral choices. We are publishing a selection of pledges not to endorse any one party but to demonstrate how different people have responded to our values and are pledging to vote according to their beliefs.

  • 12 Apr 2015

    The reason many people give for not voting is "they’re all the same" and "it won’t make any difference". Fortunately for our democracy, as the election campaign progresses this seems increasingly untrue, particularly, this weekend, in the area of taxation.

  • 10 Apr 2015

    On 13 April, Pax Christi and Quaker Peace and Social Witness will join the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) in challenging the $1.75 trillion annual spend on the military and on war.

  • 10 Apr 2015

    With a month to go till the General Election, we are inviting people to pledge to vote for what they believe in, according to the values outlined in our election paper.

  • 10 Apr 2015

    The UK Government is continuing to delay the publication of flight records which could hold evidence of the use of British territory by CIA ‘torture flights'.