News Brief

  • August 22, 2016

    Nigerian Christians and Muslims gathered on 19 August to open the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony

  • August 20, 2016

    A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said yesterday (19 August 2016), following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.

  • August 20, 2016

    The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has issued an Economic

  • August 19, 2016

    Record employment and high profits show that employers can afford a national minimum wage increase, according a submission to the Low Pay Commission by the Trades Union Congress published yesterday.

  • August 19, 2016

    Forest fires are raging in an indigenous territory on the edge of the Brazilian Amazon, threatening to wipe out uncontacted members of the Awá tribe.

  • August 18, 2016

    As Olympic athletes encounter untreated sewage dumped into Rio de Janeiro’s watercourses, a new report from the Christian charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies, finds that the mountains of waste that pollute our environment and cause disease could instead be used to reduce poverty and save lives.

  • August 18, 2016

    Failure to tackle deep-rooted race inequality will exacerbate divisions in our society unless urgent Government action is taken, the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today.

  • August 17, 2016

    Against a backdrop of violence and deaths behind bars, the number of people in prison due to recall has soared by 15 per cent in a year and is now 55 times greater than it was in 1993, according to evidence being submitted to the United Nations by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • August 17, 2016

    Reiterating his call on all warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement the cessation of hostilities, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported coalition airstrike on a hospital in the rural town of Hajjah which killed 11 people.

  • August 17, 2016

    Commenting on today’s UK government proposals to fine professionals whose clients aggressively avoid tax, Christian Aid said the move could hit the global tax avoidance supply chain, by increasing the risks facing the accountants, lawyers, banks and others involved.