UK News

  • June 8, 2016

    The UK College of Policing is teaching the Saudi Arabian interior ministry high-tech forensic skills that risk being “used to identify individuals who later go on to be tortured”, an internal police report obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve reveals.

  • June 8, 2016

    Ekklesia founder Jonathan Bartley is standing down as co-director of the organization after 14 years.  Simon Barrow, who has been Ekklesia’s co-director since 2005, is continuing as the sole director of the politics and beliefs think tank.

  • June 7, 2016

    Only 24 per cent of voters say they feel ‘well’ or ‘very well’ informed about the EU referendum, according to new BMG Research polling released today (7 June 2016) by the Electoral Reform Society.

  • June 6, 2016

    Anti-nuclear campaigners will gather at AWE Burghfield today (6 June 2016) to highlight the role the site plays in the manufacture and maintenance of nuclear warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear weapons system.

  • June 6, 2016

    A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees.

  • June 3, 2016

    The Coroner in the inquest into the 1995 death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks has today (3 June 2016) recorded a verdict of suicide, delivering a narrative verdict that severely criticised serious failures in duty of care at Deepcut barracks.

  • June 3, 2016

    Prominent church leaders and thinkers have issued a call to action for all the UK's churches, echoing Pope Francis' wish to see "a poor church, for the poor".

  • June 2, 2016

    The peacebuilding organisation International Alert, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has announced the appointment of a new Chair and two new members to its Board of Trustees.

  • June 2, 2016

    A group of staff from Britain Yearly Meeting, the charity which manages the central policy, property, staff and work of Quakers in Britain, have had a request rejected by the Treasury. They wanted to exercise their right of conscientious objection to war by ensuring that none of their taxes are used for military purposes.

  • June 2, 2016

    A programme for more than 100 young people, from babies to teenagers, was part of Yearly Meeting 2016, bringing together 1,000 Quakers from around Britain, visiting Quakers from around the world and interfaith guests, including Billy Kennedy, a president of Churches Together in England, and Jagbir Jhuti-Johal, senior lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham.