News Brief

  • August 31, 2016

    EU-Canada trade deal CETA is a major threat to UK food safety, a new report published by War on Want and allies in Europe and Canada has warned.

  • August 30, 2016

    Prior to the 2010 General Election, I heard a man on a radio phone-in asking, "Why should I pay tax and National Insurance so that other people can claim benefits?"

  • August 30, 2016

    On 1 September, churches worldwide will come together to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and to observe the Season of Creation between that day and 4 October, a day for celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Many Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican organisations will join to encourage Christians worldwide to pray and act on ecological issues.

  • August 30, 2016

    Five million adults are lacking basic reading, writing and numeracy skills essential to everyday life and being able to find and secure work, according to analysis for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • August 29, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.

  • August 29, 2016

    The  Ministry of Justice has refused to declassify files about its work with Bangladeshi prison guards, as an elderly British journalist enters his fourth month of detention without charge.

  • August 29, 2016

    New statistics have been published showing how many asylum claims the UK has received in the first half of 2016. The figures also show how many asylum seekers have been granted refugee protection and from which countries people have fled.

  • August 27, 2016

    Ekklesia is delighted to be involved in more events and discussions than ever before at the 216 Greenbelt Festival, which brings Christians and others together to look at how the world is being, an

  • August 27, 2016

    Ekklesia author Savi Hensman will shed more light on how the church grapples with issues of sexuality and social change when she speaks at the Greenbelt Festival today.

  • August 26, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society  is to aunch a major report into the conduct of the EU referendum next Thursday (1September 2016).