Amnesty International has said it will study new draft legal guidance on abortion to be published by Northern Ireland's Department of Health and has repeated its call for urgent reform of the region’s restrictive abortion law. It was announced yesterday that the Northern Ireland government will finally publish the long-awaited draft guidance.
High profile Christians from various walks of life have written an open letter to the new UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Stephen Crabb, asking him to stop cuts to support for disabled and sick people.
The UK government is providing funding to help train Ethiopian security forces, despite evidence of their involvement in the kidnap and rendition of a British man who is now held under sentence of death.
The Rev Dr Keith Hebden, writer, activist, deanery advisor, pioneer minister and assistant priest in the Parish of Mansfield has been appointed as the new Director of the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield, from September 2016.
David Cameron has intervened twice to secure UK access to a Briton who was kidnapped by Ethiopian forces in 2014, it has emerged, amid Foreign Office concerns that there has been “no substantive progress” on the case.