News Brief

  • October 25, 2016

    A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.

  • October 25, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on the  Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee following her jailing yesterday

  • October 24, 2016

    A world leading interfaith initiative aimed at creating a practical ethical financial solution will move a step closer today (24 October 2016) at a private round table to be held in the House of Lords.

  • October 24, 2016

    As António Guterres of Portugal was named the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulated him on his appointment.

  • October 24, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has  found.

  • October 23, 2016

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  • October 22, 2016

    A new campaigning group, Cradle2Grave, has come together to "join the dots together after being battered and bruised by Tory austerity for six years".

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • October 21, 2016

    Pax Christi International, together with the World Council of Churches and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, are working with one voice in their attempts to ensure global support in the UN General Assembly later this month to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.

  • October 20, 2016

    MPs yesterday  painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.