Blogs

17 Mar 2015

US officials may have attempted to negotiate the forced return of British resident Shaker Aamer to Saudi Arabia, despite a promise not to do so, it has been revealed.

17 Mar 2015

The TUC Budget statement warns that the Chancellor's proposals for a new and more extreme round of austerity after the election will set growth back years.

17 Mar 2015

Christian Aid is to make an initial £25,000 available to partner organisations providing emergency supplies to the Pacific island of Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.

14 Mar 2015

This is an unusual and highly original book. Written by a woman who has raised a family and is now living in a retirement home, it combines a calm simplicity with a profound faith.

13 Mar 2015

Five political parties in England have been invited to present their case to a Citizen Jury made up of people with learning disabilities and family members.

13 Mar 2015

Today (13 March 2015) 26 senior figures from various faith groups published a letter in The Times newspaper calling on the UK government to join with others “to develop a robust plan of action that will lead us to a world free of nuclear weapons”. Steve Hucklesby, Policy Adviser for the Joint Public Issues Team of the Free Churches, provides the background to this initiative.

13 Mar 2015

Research published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010.

13 Mar 2015

UN member states meet in Japan this week to negotiate a new global disaster risk reduction plan which aims to make vulnerable communities more resilient to extreme weather events.