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  • 19 Jul 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.

  • 19 Jul 2016

    Human rights in Turkey are in peril following the coup attempt which resulted in the deaths of at least 208 people and almost 8,000 arrests, says Amnesty International.

  • 19 Jul 2016

    The Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church has announced the management team that will assume responsibility when its current Chief Executive, Bill Seddon, steps down at the end of 2016.

  • 19 Jul 2016

    The Chair of Christian Aid, the Rt Rev Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken out against the recent fighting in South Sudan, where armed clashes in the capital, Juba, claimed nearly 300 lives and forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.

  • 18 Jul 2016

    A proposed new forests policy in India has been hastily withdrawn after an outcry that it made no mention of tribal peoples’ existing rights to live in their forests, and would have led to more tribes being evicted from their homes.

  • 18 Jul 2016

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called for an honest debate on the cost of Trident as MPs take the decision on replacement of the nuclear weapons system.

  • 16 Jul 2016

    Protests against government plans to replace Trident, Britain's nuclear weapons system, are set to take place across the UK over the weekend and Monday. (16-18 June 2016)

  • 15 Jul 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.

  • 15 Jul 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.

  • 15 Jul 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.

  • 14 Jul 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.

  • 14 Jul 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."

  • 14 Jul 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.

  • 14 Jul 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.

  • 13 Jul 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.”