News Brief

  • April 7, 2016

    Conscience, the peace building NGO, is supporting the Global Day of Action on Military Spending this year by raising awareness of the £1.7 trillion spent by governments on war.

  • April 7, 2016

    Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country called yesterday (6 April 2016) for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.

  • April 7, 2016

    An independent legal opinion published today warns of years of uncertainty for workers and employers if the UK votes to leave the European Union, says the Trades Union Congress..

  • April 6, 2016

    The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.

  • April 6, 2016

    More than three hundred young Quakers have contributed to a book called Living our beliefs, summing up how they see Quakerism. Playlists, video clips and line drawings accompany inspirational quotations and short passages.

  • April 5, 2016

    Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.

  • April 5, 2016

    Sexual and reproductive health services must be not just "youth-friendly" but also “male- and female-friendly" and "youth participatory" so that young men and women gain access to the information and services they need and want, agreed adolescents who attended a workshop in Lomé, Togo..

  • April 5, 2016

    The Panama Papers have exploded any remaining excuses the UK had for allowing secrecy in its tax havens, Christian Aid said yesterday..

  • April 4, 2016

    Last week we said farewell to our administrator, Henrietta Cullinan, who leaves us to return to teaching.

  • April 4, 2016

    Liberty has announced the appointment of its new Director, the campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier.