Category - children

  • 21 Dec 2013

    Christmas, when people who rarely enter a church often pay their annual visit, could be a time to challenge perceptions of Christianity. Unfortunately, says Symon Hill, we seem to respond to their arrival by singing some of the most badly written, incomprehensible and theologically dubious songs ever produced. Perhaps it's time to shred the carol sheet.

  • 16 Dec 2013

    Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.

  • 20 Nov 2013

    A new photo gallery from Survival International highlights appallingly high levels of suicide and social breakdown amongst tribal children whose lands have been taken.

  • 19 Nov 2013

    With funding from the European Union, Christian Aid is launching a £1.2 million maternal and child health project in Narok County, south-western Kenya.

  • 18 Nov 2013

    The UK ranks last in Europe in giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to new TUC analysis.

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • 4 Nov 2013

    A Shelter report reveals "shocking" conditions for homeless families, as government figures show that 80,000 children in Britain will be homeless at Christmas.

  • 24 Oct 2013

    A leading children's charity has welcomed the UK government's announcement about tougher penalties for trafficking, made on Anti-Slavery Day last week, but has also called for more concerted action.

  • 12 Aug 2013

    Three young people have been chosen to represent Methodist Children and Youth from the Church in Britain on a trip to Nicaragua in November.

  • 17 May 2013

    Austerity measures are causing avoidable illness and death on a major scale, public health experts have shown. In the UK and internationally, harsh cuts in public services and social services are damaging child and adult health and hindering economic recovery, yet some governments are pressing ahead.