News Brief

  • December 11, 2015

    A painting auctioned at Sotheby's has raised nearly £550,000, which will be channelled through the Anglican mission agency Us (for  and the Anglican Diocese in Europe to provide shelter, food and medicine to refugees in Europe, with a particular focus on Greece.

  • December 11, 2015

    With health and work being closely linked, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has today published guidance on well-being at work.

  • December 11, 2015

    A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.

  • December 10, 2015
  • December 10, 2015

    “And after these things I saw another messenger come down from heaven,having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” (Rev 18. 1)

  • December 10, 2015

    While world leaders are at the Paris climate summit, known as COP21, Quakers are putting huge efforts into raising awareness about their concerns for the planet and reverence for life. A new Quakernomics blog offers a taste of their activities.

  • December 10, 2015

    As the COP21 climate summit in Paris draws to its close on 11 December, Christian Aid's Senior Climate Advisor, Mohamed Adow,  said: "The new Paris Outcomes text represents good progress. It is much cleaner and presents clear options to help ministers get tougher and resolve the sticky issues."

  • December 9, 2015

    In the build up to the House of Commons debate on whether to bomb Syria, there was the usual frenzied discussion in the media. 

  • December 9, 2015

    “And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev 12. 1)

  • December 9, 2015

    A year after the US Senate published a major report into the CIA torture programme, there is no sign of either the UK’s own inquiry or a decision from the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the role the British Government played, says the legal and human rights organisation Reprieve.