Category - human rights

  • July 10, 2009

    Twelve years ago, I raised my hand in a church meeting to give my approval to a vote opposing the ordination of “practising homosexuals” as ministers.

  • July 7, 2009

    Michael Nazir-Ali, the Anglican Bishop of Rochester, is facing strong criticism from both Christian and secular quarters after calling on gay and lesbian people to “repent” of their sexuality.

  • July 4, 2009

    Christian groups have turned out in strength at today's Pride festival in London, affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A much smaller number of Christians turned up to protest against the event.

  • June 3, 2009

    The Chinese authorities should now hold an open and independent inquiry into the 1989 violent military crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square, Amnesty International has declared today.

  • June 2, 2009

    As billions of people suffer from insecurity, injustice and indignity, international NGO Amnesty International is demanding that world leaders invest in human rights as strongly as they are investing in the economy.

  • May 22, 2009

    Amnesty International's annual report for 2009, which will be launched on Thursday 28 May from London, will highlight, among other global concerns, continuing investigations into human rights abuses in the Russian Federation.

  • May 22, 2009

    Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights advocate based in Tehran, has been awarded the 2009 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders - a global award highlighting courageous and significant action for social justice.

  • May 21, 2009

    Fujian-based legal activist Ji Sizun was originally detained in August 2008. He was handing in to a police station an application to protest at the Olympic games in Beijing.

  • May 19, 2009

    The leader of Africa's largest grouping of churches is urging faith communities and civil society on the continent to unite in a campaign for human rights, acknowledging that "we have often failed to speak with one voice" on this vital common concern.

  • April 29, 2009

    Claims made by the Philippines government to a good human rights track record "are utterly false", the Rev Berlin Guerrero told the United Nations Committee against Torture this week. He said it was "remiss in its responsibility to prevent torture".