News Brief

  • May 19, 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • May 18, 2016

    Members and supporters of Pax Christi from around the country will gather in Leeds on 21 May for the movement's Annual General Meeting and Conference on 'Subversive Peacemakers – from the First World War to today'.

  • May 18, 2016

    The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a "damning indictment" on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

  • May 18, 2016

    In the run-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May), Christian Aid has launched Nepal Aftershocks: the people’s truth about aid, a new multimedia project that asked nearly 200 people who survived the 2015 earthquakes what they really thought about the aid the world gave.

  • May 17, 2016

    The term ‘armchair activists’ tends to be used in a rather pejorative way, implying that people who campaign through social media are not doing anything that has significance or impact in the real

  • May 17, 2016

    When is the right time to ban a very bad thing? Nations have faced the question in banning slavery, torture, chemical weapons and more. Over one hundred governments and civil society organisations including the World Council of Churches are debating the question again at a UN working group on nuclear weapons.

  • May 17, 2016

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show  one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

  • May 16, 2016

    A 'love letter' from 123 LGBTQI clergy and candidates to the United Methodist Church in the US was released on 9 May 2016.