UK News

  • December 24, 2015

    The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have reached an historic agreement that recognises their longstanding ecumenical partnership and lays the groundwork for future joint projects.

  • December 23, 2015

    As many workplaces prepare to shut down for the Christmas break, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) urges everyone to spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be working this Christmas Day.

  • December 22, 2015

    Happy Christmas from all at Ekklesia!

  • December 22, 2015

    People held in segregation in prisons experience impoverished regimes with poor levels of purposeful activity. More than half suffer from three or more mental health problems, an in-depth research report published on 17 December  by the Prison Reform Trust reveals. The report finds that segregation units and close supervision centres  entail social isolation, inactivity, and increased control of prisoners – a combination proven to harm mental health and wellbeing.

  • December 21, 2015

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed the publication of a new framework which seeks to improve palliative and end of life care over the next five years.

  • December 19, 2015

    New figures published yesterday (18 December) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on UK household wealth paint a worrying picture of growing wealth inequality, says the TUC.

  • December 18, 2015

    Dementia Adventure is delighted to announce more dates, holidays and respite breaks for people living with dementia and their parents/carers in 2016 thanks to the generous support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery and the Dementia Adventure Trust.

  • December 18, 2015

    The Defence Secretary has released figures on the number of UK personnel ‘embedded’ with the armed forces of other nations. The publication is in response to concerns raised in July after it emerged that British pilots had already been bombing Syria while flying US jets

  • December 17, 2015

    The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have reminded people of the importance of 'welcome' in this year's Presidential Christmas message.

  • December 17, 2015

    The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, say international law experts.