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  • 26 Oct 2016

    The Government has taken some welcome small steps against corruption but it has much more to do to get the UK’s own house in order, Christian Aid said yesterday as MPs debated the Criminal Finances Bill for the first time.

  • 25 Oct 2016

    Earlier this year Toby Young, the Conservative columnist who set up a Free School,  very gracefully

  • 25 Oct 2016

    A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.

  • 25 Oct 2016

    Amnesty International has called on the  Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee following her jailing yesterday

  • 24 Oct 2016

    A world leading interfaith initiative aimed at creating a practical ethical financial solution will move a step closer today (24 October 2016) at a private round table to be held in the House of Lords.

  • 24 Oct 2016

    As António Guterres of Portugal was named the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulated him on his appointment.

  • 24 Oct 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has  found.

  • 23 Oct 2016

    First, please watch this

  • 22 Oct 2016

    A new campaigning group, Cradle2Grave, has come together to "join the dots together after being battered and bruised by Tory austerity for six years".

  • 21 Oct 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • 21 Oct 2016

    Pax Christi International, together with the World Council of Churches and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, are working with one voice in their attempts to ensure global support in the UN General Assembly later this month to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.

  • 20 Oct 2016

    MPs yesterday  painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • 20 Oct 2016

    The High Court has  ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, more than 20 years after he died while undergoing training at Deepcut Barracks.

  • 19 Oct 2016

    Four in ten people in Britain live in homes which fail to meet the 'Living Home Standard' – a new measure of what makes an acceptable home, developed as part of ground-breaking new research released on 17 October 2016

  • 19 Oct 2016

    Fourteen children who have been living in the so-called Calais ‘Jungle’ camp have arrived in the UK to reunite with family members already living in Britain.