News Brief

  • July 24, 2016

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling on the Government to undertake a radical overhaul of the childcare system to make it easier for families to balance earning and caring, and improve the quality and affordability.

  • July 23, 2016

    The start of the school holidays should be a happy time for children, but in too many cases the anticipation of leisurely sunny days and fun activities has been replaced by worry and anxiety.

  • July 22, 2016

    Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalisation and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 2016 July in Jamaica.

  • July 22, 2016

    Christian Aid has praised the new Government for a solid start on climate change, as the Fifth Carbon Budget passed both Houses of Parliament less than a week after the new Prime Minister was appointed.

  • July 21, 2016

    As the sweeping crackdown in Turkey following a failed coup continues, Amnesty International has warned that purges are being extended to censor media houses and journalists, including those critical of government policy.

  • July 21, 2016

    Quakers in Britain support the Taxes for Peace Bill which was given its first reading in the House of Commons on19 July 2016

  • July 21, 2016

    Ruth Cadbury MP has tabled a 10-minute Rule Motion proposing an extension of the right of conscientious objection to military service through the taxation system.

  • July 20, 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has welcomed the appointment of Elizabeth Truss as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

  • July 20, 2016

    The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon,the  UN Secretary-General said yesterday, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

  • July 19, 2016

    The #stillhungry report published today by the West Cheshire Foodbank, demonstrates the persistence of hunger in 21st century Britain, where one in three people receiving emergency food is a child.