UK News

  • April 18, 2016

    UK military personnel have provided nearly 400 hours of targeting training to Saudi forces since the start of a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, it has emerged.

  • April 18, 2016

    The UK government appears to be scrambling around for new policies to shut down the debate on financial transparency, rather than using the momentum created by the Panama Papers to drive through real change, says Christian Aid.

  • April 15, 2016

    Last night (14 April 2016) Ekklesia was proud to launch our second book Foxes Have Holes: Christian reflections on Britain’s housing need at Manchester Cathedral in partnership with Housing Justice.  

  • April 15, 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).

  • April 14, 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).

  • April 14, 2016

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

  • April 13, 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.

  • April 12, 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.

  • April 11, 2016

    It has emerged that the British government is directly involved in the covert US programme in Yemen, including secret drone strikes, despite having denied such involvement for several years.

  • April 8, 2016

    Global security has been a key concern of the ecumenical movement for more than a century, and was in many ways integral to the very formation of the World Council of Churches. This was at the heart of a lecture given by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on.