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  • 4 May 2017

    The Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme is disproportionate and breaches people’s right to privacy, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

  • 4 May 2017

    Disabled people have launched a UK branch of the global #CripTheVote movement, to put disability issues on the General Election agenda.

  • 4 May 2017

    Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have created a joint #Vote4CommonGood project in preparation for the UK General Election on 8 June 2017.

  • 3 May 2017
    • A new Centre aims to help Christians explore questions about justice, and how they understand and live out their faith in today’s world.
  • 3 May 2017

    'Critical minds for critical times' is the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2017

  • 3 May 2017

    As in previous years (2005, 2010 and 2015) Ekklesia will not be registering with the Electoral Commission as a lobbyist.

  • 3 May 2017

    The good progress made on social evictions  between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24 per cent increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

  • 2 May 2017

    The British Medial Association has launched a manifesto to put the NHS centre stage during the General Election campaign.

  • 2 May 2017

    All the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people. The move would constitute the biggest threat to uncontacted Amazon tribes for a generation.

  • 2 May 2017

    Trustees of the Northern Friends Peace Board have agreed to send a letter to the Prime Minister  and the Foreign Secretary calling for de-escalation in regard to the tension over North Korea. The letter will also be sent to leaders of the main opposition parties.

  • 1 May 2017

    In the UK today, hard work is no guarantee against poverty. People in some of the most vital and demanding jobs have the lowest incomes - and they may be about to get lower. 

  • 1 May 2017

    Marking International Jazz Day, yesterday. the United Nations cultural agency emphasised the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

  • 1 May 2017

    Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has criticised the government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny “profoundly disappointing.”

  • 29 Apr 2017

    Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region to immediately halt plans to execute two boys, sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February

  • 29 Apr 2017

    Leading academics and democracy campaigners are to hold a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ on Brexit this September, in a bid to ensure the public’s voices are heard in the process of Britain leaving the EU.