News Brief

  • 15 Apr 2015

    With a month to go till the General Election, we are inviting people to pledge to vote for what they believe in, according to the values outlined in our election paper.

    To help focus our thinking, we've invited commentators from across the political spectrum to explain how the values are integral to their electoral choices. We are publishing a selection of pledges not to endorse any one party but to demonstrate how different people have responded to our values and are pledging to vote according to their beliefs.

  • 14 Apr 2015

    The Methodist Council has pledged to tackle issues of bullying and harassment within the Church, affirming the desire for the Church to be a safe and inclusive community.

  • 14 Apr 2015

    Pakistani government investigators have confiscated and tampered with evidence in the case of Shafqat Hussain, whose stay of execution is due to expire, says the legal charity Reprieve.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    The inheritance tax threshold will be raised if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister pledged. This would benefit some home-owners in areas with high property prices. But, even for them, the deal is not as good as it might sound.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    More than 100 academics from around the world will gather at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, from 26-29 July 2015 to debate the morality of animal experiments.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, 46 agencies said today in a new report.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    With a month to go till the General Election, we are inviting people to pledge to vote for what they believe in, according to the values outlined in our election paper.

    To help focus our thinking, we've invited commentators from across the political spectrum to explain how the values are integral to their electoral choices. We are publishing a selection of pledges not to endorse any one party but to demonstrate how different people have responded to our values and are pledging to vote according to their beliefs.

  • 12 Apr 2015

    In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to newly released UN figures.

  • 12 Apr 2015

    Views have changed throughout Christian history and differences can be found in the Bible, said Steve Chalke, a Baptist minister and founder of Oasis. He was opening Open Church, held from 10-11 April 2015.

  • 12 Apr 2015

    The reason many people give for not voting is "they’re all the same" and "it won’t make any difference". Fortunately for our democracy, as the election campaign progresses this seems increasingly untrue, particularly, this weekend, in the area of taxation.