News Brief

  • February 1, 2017

    Commenting on the Department for International Development’s new strategy for economic development, Christian Aid has welcomed its focus on beyond-aid issues such as tax and transparency and its attention to the whole economy, and called on the rest of the government to work together to support genuinely sustainable development.

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • January 31, 2017

    If churches are to be communities that put the poorest first, how must they change? What must they let go of? What sacrifices are they called to make? How are they to allow God to transform them into what Pope Francis has called a "poor Church for the poor"?

  • January 30, 2017

    Two Christians were arrested at BAE Warton in Lancashire while attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia. 

  • January 30, 2017

    A local education authority has admitted a Bedfordshire primary school discriminated against a seven-year-old boy and his younger brother by calling police because the children had been given plastic toy guns as presents.

  • January 30, 2017

    The World Psychiatric Association has warned Pakistan not to execute a severely mentally ill man.

  • January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump's policies will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 27, 2017

    Senior bishops  of the Church of England will continue to make it difficult for clergy and congregations to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples. This has left many people feeling hurt, betrayed and angry. But campaigners have pledged to keep working for change.

  • January 27, 2017

    With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union, drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it.

  • January 27, 2017

    A project designed to help young refugees integrate into communities in Britain has secured £1 million in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.