News Brief

  • December 22, 2016

    Turn2us, a national charity that helps people in financial hardship, has seen a dramatic rise in people using its Benefits Calculator to work out what welfare benefits they are entitled to and how a change of circumstance could affect what they are currently receiving.

  • December 21, 2016

    The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has gathered in Rome to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis's 2017 World Day of Peace message Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace, and to strategise about next steps for this critical movement.

  • December 21, 2016

    The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has told parliament that the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition has used UK manufactured cluster munitions in its ongoing bombardment of Yemen.

  • December 20, 2016

    As part of an ongoing, multiyear project called 'Walking Together', an international and interreligious group met in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 6-8 December 2016 to explore different facets of the theme 'Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace', which undergirds the World Council of Church’s programmatic focus.

  • December 20, 2016

    The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce have published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the uncertainty for workers and businesses by confirming that the government will give current EU migrants a right to remain after Brexit.

  • December 19, 2016

    Saudi Arabia has executed at least 153 people this year, nearing last year's record high of 158, according to figures collated by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • December 19, 2016

    In his last press conference as UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the country leaders have “squandered a peace agreement.”

  • December 19, 2016

    Two briefings have been published which present learning from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Prison Reform Fellowships. From 2010–2015, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funded Travelling Fellowships with a particular focus on prison reform across the world. The Fellowships are the result of an innovative partnership between WCMT and the Prison Reform Trust.

  • December 17, 2016

     One in 10 UK workers (3.2 million) are now in precarious work – and the number of workers at risk of missing out on key employment protections has nearly doubled in a decade to 1.5 million (an increase of 700,000), according to a new Trades Union Congress (TUC) report.

  • December 16, 2016

    Religious radicalisation is at the heart of many political discussions worldwide but is also playing a major role in intra-Christian and interreligious dialogue. Often a divisive feature in these discussions is the tendency to stereotype certain religions as having extremist expressions and actions.