News Brief

  • 22 Dec 2014

    On 24 December 2014 an international law to regulate the global trade in armaments and ammunition enters into force.

  • 22 Dec 2014

    Advent is a time of waiting and expectation, as the possibility of revelation and revolution slowly dawns – the birth of a new era in Christ, challenging the religious, social and political assumptions of the governing empire.

  • 21 Dec 2014

    Churches in Japan "are true witnesses of Jesus Christ through their words and deeds", says WCC general secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

  • 20 Dec 2014

    The Epistle set for today speaks of “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, and that will keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of Jesus the Christ.”

  • 20 Dec 2014

    The Work and Pensions Committee has called for funding and training improvements for Access to Work, helping disabled people into employment.

  • 20 Dec 2014

    After the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and two earlier conferences, 44 states present call for a ban on nuclear weapons.

  • 20 Dec 2014

    International controversy has been sparked by debates on sexual ethics and the treatment of minoritites. This is often portrayed as conlict between a ‘liberal’ west and ‘conservative’ south. But the reality is more complicated, says Savi Hensman

  • 20 Dec 2014

    I’ve been re-reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, and the way it resonates with present day Britain is quite remarkable. As Christmas approaches, Scrooge sits in his counting house, as he does every day, obsessed with his accounts and balancing the books, untouched and unmoved by the poverty all around him.

  • 19 Dec 2014

    Our associate Dr Harry Hagopian, an expert commentator and ecumenical consultant on the Middle East and North Africa, has been particularly busy during Advent, recording several broadcasts before a stay in a Monastery.

  • 19 Dec 2014

    Quakers in Britain are calling on politicians to find the moral courage and political leadership to work for a nuclear ban treaty.