News Brief

  • July 15, 2016

    The Trades Union Council Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak has visited Beijing, joining trade union leaders from the world’s leading industrial nations to call for coordinated action to address the risks of global recession.

  • July 15, 2016

    The acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Georges  Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.

  • July 15, 2016

    In its response to the House of Commons International Development Committee report on the crisis in Yemen, the UK government has maintained that, despite all of the evidence on the contrary, the Saudi Arabian military has not breached international humanitarian law, says Campaign Against Arms Trade.

  • July 14, 2016

    At a time of major upheaval, when so many are disengaged from the political process, the annual Justice and Peace Network conference in Swanwick will look at how to empower people.

  • July 14, 2016

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and Quakers in Britain have said that the proposals to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system are "unwarranted" and "unethical."

  • July 14, 2016

    India's state-owned mining operation Coal India Limited, the world's largest coal producer, is riding roughshod over the rights and land of vulnerable indigenous communities in pursuit of corporate expansion plans, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • July 14, 2016

    ForcesWatch has raised ‘serious concerns’ about aspects of the Farnborough International Air Show designed to engage children and young people in careers and ‘exciting’ activities.

  • July 13, 2016

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire”, while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”

  • July 13, 2016

    Quakers around Britain are lobbying their Members of Parliament ahead of a crucial vote on 18 July on whether to replace all four Trident submarines, which carry the UK's nuclear weapons system.

  • July 12, 2016

    As she launched her leadership campaign, Angela Eagle