News Brief

  • April 29, 2016

    Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace, says a TUC report published yesterday (28 April 2016) to coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day.

  • April 29, 2016

    The chief executives of 17 charities and campaign groups have written to the Prime Minister, urging him to stop UK tax havens from enabling corruption and tax dodging around the world.

  • April 28, 2016

    The presidents of Churches Together in the Merseyside Region have issued a joint statement in response to the Hillsborough Inquest.

  • April 28, 2016

    The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have concurrently adopted resolutions on the organisation’s peacebuilding architecture, providing renewed momentum for the focus within the UN system on ‘sustaining peace.’

  • April 28, 2016

    Amnesty International has called for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion law, which it branded “cruel and discriminatory”, as another 'abortion pills' case came before the courts in Belfast yesterday (27 April 2016) concerning a woman accused of supplying pills to assist her under-age daughter to induce a miscarriage.

  • April 27, 2016

    A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Destitution in the UK has been published today (27 April 2016) Destitution is the most severe form of poverty in the UK and means someone cannot afford the basic essentials they need to eat, keep clean and stay warm and dry.

  • April 27, 2016

    A panel of religious leaders, policymakers and journalists met on 20 April 2016 at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva to discuss questions including the idea of a 'European identity' and the contributions made by faith communities and secularism.

  • April 27, 2016

    Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the Trades Union Congress..

  • April 27, 2016

    A severely disabled prisoner on Pakistan’s death row has called on the country’s President to spare his life, as a stay of execution granted to him in January expired.

  • April 26, 2016

    In the week before this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2016, numerous prayer vigils in remembrance of victims of homophobia will once again be held in several Italian cities, as well as in various other countries in Europe and South America.