News Brief

  • January 15, 2009

    The Government’s go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow is a massive step backwards in the battle against climate change that will have repercussions far beyond Britain’s shores, Christian Aid warns today.

  • January 15, 2009

    Eight out of 10 shoppers want a watchdog appointed to monitor and penalise supermarkets which treat suppliers unfairly, according to a poll commissioned by Traidcraft, the Christian-based fair trade organisation.

  • January 15, 2009

    Eight in 10 shoppers want a watchdog appointed to monitor and penalise supermarkets which treat suppliers unfairly, a poll commissioned by Traidcraft, says today.

  • January 15, 2009

    The murder and senseless killing of innocent civilians has to stop, says Shay Cullen. The International Criminal Court has to be strengthened to bring those accused of war crimes to justice

  • January 15, 2009

    A senior Welsh church leader has joined worldwide questioning of an Israeli missile attack on a church-run health clinic in Gaza four days ago and has called on the international community to act for a just-peace.

  • January 15, 2009

    Churches around the globe have mobilised to assist those affected by the conflict in Gaza and to lobby their governments for a cease-fire in the packed territory where 1.5 million Palestinians live.

  • January 15, 2009

    Human rights activist Jestina Mukoko has denounced the abuse and violence she suffered at the hands of Zimbabwean secret service agents. Jestina Mukoko was held in solitary confinement for 19 days.

  • January 15, 2009

    British foreign secretary David Miliband has said that the use of the "war on terror" as a western rallying cry since the September 11 attacks has been a mistake.

  • January 14, 2009

    The Archbishop of York has called for a new vision of Britain which does not see immigrants as ‘guests in a hotel’, but as full participants in society with the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else.

  • January 14, 2009

    Debt isn't just a political and economic issue, it's a human tragedy, says Giles Fraser. And it raises the most profound spiritual, ethical and pastoral questions for us all.