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  • 11 Apr 2016

    It has emerged that the British government is directly involved in the covert US programme in Yemen, including secret drone strikes, despite having denied such involvement for several years.

  • 10 Apr 2016

     We shouldn't blame anybody for the actions of their parents, so it isn't fair to blame David Cameron for the financial arrangements of his father.

  • 9 Apr 2016

    Tension has mounted in the run-up to an international Anglican Consultative Council meeting in April 2016.

  • 9 Apr 2016

    A violent escalation in hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has resulted in casualties and warnings of 'large-scale war'.

  • 8 Apr 2016

    The Secretary of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Gareth J Powell, with other senior Methodist representatives from around the world, were received by Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican yesterday.

  • 8 Apr 2016

    Global security has been a key concern of the ecumenical movement for more than a century, and was in many ways integral to the very formation of the World Council of Churches. This was at the heart of a lecture given by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on.

  • 7 Apr 2016

    Conscience, the peace building NGO, is supporting the Global Day of Action on Military Spending this year by raising awareness of the £1.7 trillion spent by governments on war.

  • 7 Apr 2016

    Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country called yesterday (6 April 2016) for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.

  • 7 Apr 2016

    An independent legal opinion published today warns of years of uncertainty for workers and employers if the UK votes to leave the European Union, says the Trades Union Congress..

  • 6 Apr 2016

    The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.

  • 6 Apr 2016

    More than three hundred young Quakers have contributed to a book called Living our beliefs, summing up how they see Quakerism. Playlists, video clips and line drawings accompany inspirational quotations and short passages.

  • 5 Apr 2016

    Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.

  • 5 Apr 2016

    Sexual and reproductive health services must be not just "youth-friendly" but also “male- and female-friendly" and "youth participatory" so that young men and women gain access to the information and services they need and want, agreed adolescents who attended a workshop in Lomé, Togo..

  • 5 Apr 2016

    The Panama Papers have exploded any remaining excuses the UK had for allowing secrecy in its tax havens, Christian Aid said yesterday..

  • 4 Apr 2016

    Last week we said farewell to our administrator, Henrietta Cullinan, who leaves us to return to teaching.