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  • 15 Apr 2016

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white graduates, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (15 April 2016).

  • 15 Apr 2016

    Leaders and other representatives of Anglican churches throughout the world have gathered from 8 -19 April  2016 for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Lusaka, Zambia. Participants are celebrating good news of faithful ministries within the communion, while exploring tensions among its provinces.

  • 14 Apr 2016

    India’s Supreme Court has blocked the opening moves in an attempt by Odisha’s state government to begin mining in the Niyamgiri hills, home to the Dongria Kondh tribe.

  • 14 Apr 2016

    The UK is failing in its responsibility to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable people who have been displaced by conflict, violence, persecution and poverty, a group of 13 aid and refugee agencies said today (14 April 2016).

  • 14 Apr 2016

    A major new book on how to address urgent housing needs across Britain is being published by the think tank Ekklesia.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    The Irish government has faced criticism after it was forced to correct a statement on the whereabouts of Ibrahim Halawa, a juvenile from Dublin who faces the death penalty in Egypt.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Hundreds of people attended a day of special events at the Black County Living Museum, Dudley, on 9 April 2016 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the death of Francis Asbury,.a local man who helped shape modern America.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Virginia state governor Terry McAuliffe has resurrected a proposal to use secret batches of specially mixed medicines in executions by lethal injection, raising concerns over a lack of transparency.

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Seventy years after the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima, US Secretary of State John Kerry has made a commemorative visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park, making him the most senior US official to have ever done so.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    When Stephen Crabb replaced Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, it was an opportunity to hope for a different approach, and a change of direction from the DWP.  Alth

  • 12 Apr 2016

    Tax, rightly levied and honourably accepted, is an instrument of justice.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    Faith-based organisations presented a significant input at a United Nations civil society hearing in New York City, on 6 April 2016,  a prelude to a UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York on 8-10 June.

  • 12 Apr 2016

    David Cameron has not gone far enough to counter the abuse of UK tax havens, Christian Aid said yesterday (11 April 2016) after the Prime Minister announced that most UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies will create central registers of companies’ beneficial owners.

  • 11 Apr 2016

    Impoverished country governments could be up to $61 billion worse off in 2016 as a result of the crash in global commodity prices and strengthening of the US dollar. This is reducing government revenue and increasing the relative size of debt payments in foreign currencies.

  • 11 Apr 2016

    In a boost to international humanitarian efforts in Syria, the United Nations World Food Programme yesterday has delivered aid by air for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor, an area controlled by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh).