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  • 24 Jun 2016

    Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, has issued a statement on the result of the referendum today.

  • 24 Jun 2016

    On a day when Britain awakes, divided and disappointed by the EU Referendum and bruised by acrimonious campaigning, Quakers in Britain will host a ground-breaking national conference for teachers to learn how to equip pupils to handle conflict in a constructive way and to develop critical thinking skills.

  • 24 Jun 2016

    A new report by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime fails to mention the use of the death penalty for drug crimes, despite a surge in executions of alleged drug offenders in countries where the UN agency funds counter-narcotics police.

  • 23 Jun 2016

    Referendum overload! But what a revealing process it has been.

  • 23 Jun 2016

    In the run-up to the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture this Sunday, the UK charity Freedom from Torture has released an interactive map showing the top ten countries of origin for survivors being referred to it alongside a new report on the needs of torture survivors who are on the move as part of the refugee crisis.

  • 23 Jun 2016

    As the UK referendum on the EU takes place today (23 June 2016), I find myself thousands of miles away. It's a strange and emotionally tangled feeling.

  • 23 Jun 2016

    People of goodwill should ote against the politics of fear, hated and xenophobia in the EU referendum, says the director of Christan think tank Ekklesia.

  • 22 Jun 2016

    The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has voiced his support for a charity sleep-out at Lord’s that will raise money for three homelessness charities.

  • 22 Jun 2016

    The head of the TUC and the chief of Britain’s manufacturing employers’ organisation have joined together to warn that leaving the EU would be a “terrible gamble”.

  • 22 Jun 2016

    The Methodist Conference 2016 is meeting to discuss matters affecting the life of the Church, the nation and the world at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, in London from 30 June to 7 July.

  • 22 Jun 2016

    The UN Secretary-General must use a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today (22 June 2016) to call for the release of three Saudi juveniles who face beheading after allegedly attending protests, the human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • 21 Jun 2016
  • 21 Jun 2016

    The armed forces have been accused of whitewashing their image with “family fun” events around the UK this Saturday.  The Peace Pledge Union warned that Armed Forces Day events routinely present war and weapons as clean and exciting.

  • 21 Jun 2016

    Yesterday 20 June, was World Refugee Day. The United Nations estimates that every minute eight people flee from war, persecution, or terror. The day is observed to bring attention to their collective struggle and to address the widespread global displacement of millions of people.

  • 21 Jun 2016

    The Northern  Friends Peace Board, a group of Quakers, most of whom are appointed as representatives by Quaker Area Meetings in the North of Britain, meeting at Central Edinburgh Meeting House, have issued a statement on the EU referendum.