News Brief

  • February 10, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday (9 February) that it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Aleppo.

  • February 9, 2016

    Back in November, I was startled to discover that the Prime Minister had urged Oxfordshire County Council not to make cuts.

  • February 9, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people displaced by joint Russian and Syrian government attacks in the north of Syria must be allowed to cross the border to safety in Turkey, Amnesty International said amid reports that thousands of people are waiting at border gates that remain closed.

  • February 9, 2016

    Soaring house prices, welfare cuts and loss of social housing have sparked a housing crisis. For Quakers at their 2015 Yearly Meeting it was a hot topic and now they are questioning peers who are beginning a line by line examination of The Housing and Planning Bill.

  • February 8, 2016

    The Anabaptist Network are hosting an important event on peace and reconciliation on the 12th March 2016.

  • February 8, 2016

    The Anabaptist Network are hosting an important event on peace and reconciliation on 12 March 2016 at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.

  • February 8, 2016

    The annual meeting  between the officials of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the staff of the Office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches took place in Geneva 3-4 February. Appropriately this was during Interfaith Harmony Week.

  • February 8, 2016

    One in eight people have experienced violence at work, according to research published by the TUC today.

  • February 8, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the commitments that were made last week by the UK, Germany, France and others to increase humanitarian support for Syrians and the region.  However the charity added that real relief will only happen when the bombs stop.

  • February 6, 2016

    Recently, the government's Fit For Work (FFW) service tweeted, 'For 300,000 people, sic