UK News

  • January 11, 2016

    A Freedom of Information response from the UK College of Policing has revealed that British police have trained hundreds of Saudi officers in the last four years.

  • January 10, 2016

    Over 100 Senior Anglicans, including the Dean of St Paul’s, have signed an open letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York calling on the Church of England to repent of its ‘second class citizen’ treatment of Christians over issues of sexuality.

  • January 9, 2016

    With nearly half of disabled people not in work, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published its manifesto to promote equality for disabled people and challenge discrimination against them.

  • January 8, 2016

    A growing number of UK councils are taking companies’ tax records into account when deciding how to award contracts worth tens of billions of pounds, in a trend welcomed by Christian Aid

  • January 7, 2016

    On Tuesday 5th January, Ekklesia was delighted to launch its first book - 'Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness: Same Sex Love and the Church' by our associate Savitri Hensman.

  • January 7, 2016

    The majority of the British people say that the use of electronic balloting to vote for industrial action is appropriate, according to a poll commissioned from YouGov and published by the TUC yesterday, ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords next week.

  • January 6, 2016

    A UK Government minister was repeatedly asked yesterday by Members of Parliament to condemn the execution of protesters last weekend in Saudi Arabia, and to publish secret agreements signed between the UK and Saudi governments, but refused to do either.

  • January 6, 2016

    New research has found that more than one in four adults in Scotland who are responsible for paying rent or a mortgage are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016.

  • January 5, 2016

    Britain has begun the year by abandoning its strategy on the death penalty which had been in place since 2010, as executions in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan hit record numbers.

  • January 4, 2016

    Quaker work is often hidden from the public gaze. As the year draws to a close, Quakers in Britain have "lifted the curtain" for a look at some 2015 initiaives which have quietly made a difference to areas of conflict, or sowed seeds of change in local communities.