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  • 19 Aug 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.

  • 19 Aug 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.

  • 18 Aug 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.

  • 18 Aug 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.

  • 17 Aug 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.

  • 17 Aug 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.

  • 17 Aug 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.

  • 16 Aug 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks on 6 August 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen.

  • 16 Aug 2016

    Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today (16 August 2016)) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.

  • 16 Aug 2016

    Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016

  • 15 Aug 2016

    Ekklesia associate Symon Hill will be signing copies of his latest book,

  • 15 Aug 2016

    Virginia Moffatt, Ekklesia's Chief Operating Officer, will be hosting this important housing panel looking at the UK's housing crisis.

  • 15 Aug 2016

    The killing of almost 100 street protestors in Ethiopia and a new round of political trials have raised fears for a British political activist on death row there, international human rights charity Reprieve has said.

  • 15 Aug 2016

    Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on 9 August and 4 August 2016, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

  • 12 Aug 2016

    Forty representatives of national councils of persons with disabilities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kigali, Rwanda from 8-11 August to explore ways in which they can promote disability-inclusive development in East Africa.