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New figures reveal the UK has the world's sixth highest military budget, despite the government's emphasis on cutting public spending to reduce the deficit.
The General Secretary of the WCC has addressed the theme “Free to speak, believe and serve” at the Synod of the Church of Norway.
Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid-2010, says the TUC, ahead of the latest employment figures this week.
Rights to free expression and peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil, Amnesty says ahead of the 2014 football World Cup.
A Briton beaten and threatened by Dubai police before being made to sign documents in a language he did not understand, expects a verdict in his trial on 15 April.
"First gay clergyman to wed plunges Church into crisis: Archbishop under pressure to sack canon who flouted ban on same sex marriage", announced the Mail dramatically. "Church of England faces 'crisis' as gay priest weds" was the Telegraph headline.
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.
The World Council of Churches has announced a major consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
Peace and disarmament organisations are preparing for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), which this year is 14 April.
Christian Aid has stressed the urgent need to disarm warring factions and scale up protection for the 980,000 civilians displaced by violence.