UK News

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.

  • May 18, 2016

    Members and supporters of Pax Christi from around the country will gather in Leeds on 21 May for the movement's Annual General Meeting and Conference on 'Subversive Peacemakers – from the First World War to today'.

  • May 18, 2016

    The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a "damning indictment" on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

  • May 17, 2016

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show  one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

  • May 16, 2016

    British pacifists have urged opponents of war to become “conscientious objectors” by challenging militarist values and attitudes in everyday life.

  • May 16, 2016

    In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the UN envoy for the conflict-torn country has reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues.

  • May 16, 2016

    The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.

  • May 14, 2016

    When Norman Gaudie refused to participate in World War I he acted from the deepest conviction that all life is sacred.He knew it was wrong to take a life and so he refused to fight. Faced with conscription, he was prepared to die for his belief.

  • May 13, 2016

    David Cameron missed his best chance to stop secrecy in UK-controlled tax havens while other world leaders announced plans to introduce public registers of company owners in their own countries, Christian Aid warned as the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit ended.

  • May 13, 2016

    To mark International Conscientious Objectors’ Day 2016, the First World War Peace Forum will hold a ceremony of remembrance on Sunday 15 May at 12 noon in Tavistock Square, WC1.