UK News

  • May 19, 2009

    A new report published by the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility says temporary UK and Ireland migrant workers remain vulnerable to low pay, over-long hours, poor health and safety, workplace discrimination and other injustices.

  • May 18, 2009

    People resisting progress towards rights for all have stolen the language of religion, warned Peter Purton of the Trades Union Congress, opening a conference on faith, homophobia, transphobia and human rights in London on Saturday.

  • May 17, 2009

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will address the Church of Scotland's General Assembly in Edinburgh this week. The peace and justice activist will attend the last day of the Kirk's annual gathering as a special guest.

  • May 16, 2009

    Three British Churches have expressed hope about concrete disarmament measures following the the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee meeting in New York. But they want the UK to scrap its Trident weapons.

  • May 15, 2009

    Church of Scotland members have been horrified by a hard-line minister’s attempt to equate the inclusion of gay people in the Church with Nazism, say those involved in preparing for the denomination's upcoming General Assembly.

  • May 15, 2009

    Members of a parenting website are challenging the site’s owners Johnson and Johnson over its association with the commercial arms trade. Clarion's involvement in the weapons sales business has provoked many protests in recent months.

  • May 14, 2009

    Thousands of volunteers across the country have been involved in raising funds and awareness for the annual Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), the UK’s longest running fundraising week, investing in global justice and anti-poverty action.

  • May 13, 2009

    A major London conference this weekend will seek to show that people of faith and those with non-religious beliefs can be united in common purpose and action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination on grounds of sexuality and identity.

  • May 13, 2009

    A Church of Scotland body claims that Scottish public life would benefit if congregational conflict could be overcome, and admits that churches need to become part of the solution rather than the problem when it comes to angry disputes.

  • May 13, 2009

    Respected mental health charity Mind has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having an adverse affect on men’s mental health, in particular. It dovetails with a week of awareness-raising.