News Brief

  • 12 Apr 2014

    The legal charity Reprieve has written to the Foreign Secretary asking for clarification following reports that the CIA ran a torture 'black-site' on the UK territory of Diego Garcia.

  • 12 Apr 2014

    The World Council of Churches has announced a major consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula.

  • 12 Apr 2014

    Peace and disarmament organisations are preparing for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), which this year is 14 April.

  • 11 Apr 2014

    Christian Aid has stressed the urgent need to disarm warring factions and scale up protection for the 980,000 civilians displaced by violence.

  • 11 Apr 2014

    An Office of the Children’s Commissioner report says children who arrive alone to seek asylum in the UK struggle to be heard in a system designed for adults.

  • 11 Apr 2014

    A medical evaluation of Shaker Aamer has detailed the physical and psychological damage caused by his torture and ongoing abuse at Guantanamo Bay.

  • 11 Apr 2014

    Sculptor Anish Kapoor and writer Salman Rushdie are among those who have signed a letter to the Guardian warning that, if Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, “it would bode ill for India's future”. The chief minister of Gujarat belongs to the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • 10 Apr 2014

    The Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land and the Justice and Peace Committee issued a statement about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. It is a highly significant document in the light of recent media attention to these issues, and repeated statements from Baroness Warsi and others. There are serious issues at stake here, but it is important that they are understood properly and in context so that the appropriate solidarity for all oppressed groups can be expressed.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    At an ecumenical consultation, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons has noted that human trafficking is on the rise across the globe.

  • 10 Apr 2014

    One of Britain's leading academic and policy experts on poverty and disadvantage, and how to combat them, has commended the new Spartacus Network Report, Beyond the Barriers which was produced wholly by disabled and sick people, and co-published by Ekklesia yesterday (9 April 2014).