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  • 17 Nov 2016

    Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement delivered to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    New analysis published today by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy with emergency supplies for 15,000 children was the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday (15 November 2016) while the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continues tracking displaced population movement and constructing emergency sites.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    The British Government published its response plans to weaken the Freedom of Information Act on the same day as the result in the US Presidential election was announced, it has emerged.

  • 15 Nov 2016

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today.

  • 15 Nov 2016

    The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has opened the door for the European Union to reassure the world that that the global low carbon transition is unstoppable, says Christian Aid.

  • 14 Nov 2016

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court will rehear the death penalty case of a severely mentally ill man today.

  • 14 Nov 2016

    The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference have released a statement in response to the US Presidential election.

  • 12 Nov 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, together with the Bevan Foundation, has launched the first comprehensive plan showing how to solve poverty in Wales by 2030.

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Does a section of the government’s Green Paper on Work, Health and

  • 11 Nov 2016

    Northern Ireland Assembly members have come together in a show of solidarity to call for the release of 20 year-old Irishman, Ibrahim Halawa, who has been unlawfully imprisoned in Egypt for more than three years

  • 11 Nov 2016

    As nations meet in Marrakesh, Morocco to plot the global response to climate change, more than 120 organisations, including faith groups, southern movements and anti-poverty charities, have called for an end for all forms of public support for coal expansion and the world’s wealthiest economies to renounce coal totally. 

  • 10 Nov 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen. Campaigners have called on Prince Charles to publicly raise human rights concerns and condemn the ongoing repression in Oman, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain during his current tour of the states.

  • 10 Nov 2016

    Statelessness robs individuals of their identity and their most fundamental human rights, acknowledged a webinar on Global Action Plan to End Statelessness on 4 November 2016. The webinar was organised by World Council of Churches to assess the work achieved since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness by the UNHCR in 2014.