News Brief

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Many dramas are based on a true story. I never thought I’d see a General Election based on fiction. The three main parties appear to have based their manifestoes on a rewritten version of our own recent history, and the media are going along with it. It is quite bizarre.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    We're always interested in the views of Ekklesia supporters, and so this month we are launching a small competition. We are seeking your views on how Ekklesia presents itself and we're very keen to hear from you.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal.

  • 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

    The Methodist Council has pledged to tackle issues of bullying and harassment within the Church, affirming the desire for the Church to be a safe and inclusive community.

  • 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

    More than 100 academics from around the world will gather at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, from 26-29 July 2015 to debate the morality of animal experiments.

  • 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.