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Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

The UK has consistently given extensive political and military support to Israel.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Licence refused to married gay hospital chaplain

A Church of England bishop has refused a licence to Jeremy Pemberton, a hospital chaplain, because he married his partner Laurence Cunnington.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Transgender, Human Sexuality, Religion

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UK government says renditions evidence 'incomplete due to water damage'

Documents that could implicate British officials in the CIA's global rendition programme have been irretrievably damaged, the Foreign Office has claimed.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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MPs to vote on legal aid cut which would shut torture victims out of court

MPs will tomorrow vote on new legal aid cuts which could see torture victims denied their day in court, and leave the Government immune from legal challenges for wrongdoing overseas.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Church, worldly values, the 'common good' and war

The 'common good' and support for current and former soldiers are among the topics to be discussed at the Church of England's general synod in July 2014.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

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WCC announces September Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

The World Council of Churches has announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City.

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NHS could lose at least A 25bn of funding a year by end of decade, say unions

The government's decision to end real terms spending increases on the health service could mean that the NHS will be losing out on A 25.5 billion a year by the end of the decade, the Trades Unuin Congress' All Together for the NHS campaign has warned.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

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Disabled people: a New Approach is essential

As the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions insists that all is well at the DWP, Universal Credit is on track, and attitudes towards disabled people have improved, an independent report this week delivered a damning verdict on how the DWP itself treats sick and disabled people.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

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Guantanamo detainees demand same religious rights as US craft store chain

Two hunger-striking GuantA namo Bay detainees have asked a US court to count them as 'persons' with free exercise of religious rights, in the wake of a new Supreme Court decision extending those rights to US craft store chain Hobby Lobby.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Life, Ramadan, Religion

Fri Jul 04, 2014

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Amazon Indians join forces to reject 'devastating' mining

The government created a Presidential Commission in March to develop mining in the region, without consulting indigenous peoples who have warned of the "serious environmental damage" it will bring to their forest.

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New green technology could create thousands of jobs in northern England

Carbon Capture Storage could create thousands of jobs across Yorkshire, the Humber and the Tees Valley, the trades Union Congress and Carbon Capture Storage Association will say at a regional CCS event in Leeds later today .

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

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Methodist Conference elects President and Vice-President Designates

The Methodist Conference has elected the Rev Steve Wild to be President of the Conference in 2015/16, and Dr Jill Barber to be Vice-President.

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'Death penalty has no place in 21st century,' says UN chief

The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday , calling on all States take to concrete steps towards abolishing or no longer practicing this form of punishment.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

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South American tribe sues over historic genocide

The survivors of a South American tribe which was decimated during the 1950s and 60s are taking Paraguay's government to court over the genocide they suffered.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Religion

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Methodists step up to the challenge of the Covenant

The Methodist Church, meeting in Birmingham for its annual Conference, has made a commitment to taking a major step forward in its relationship with the Church of England.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

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Concluding report of Trident Commission 'a rehash of cold war thinking'

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today published a response to the Concluding Report of the Trident Commission, entitled Against the Tide ,saying the Commission "has produced a rehash of Cold War thinking which fails to acknowledge that the world has moved on."

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Ministry of Justice admits key legal aid cut may not save any money

An internal Ministry of Justice document has revealed that the Justice Secretary's plans for a cut to legal aid - known as the 'Residence Test' - may not result in any savings.

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Membership statistics challenge the Church, says Methodist General Secretary

Presenting his report to the Methodist Conference yesterday , the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins highlighted the Church's latest statistics, which indicate a significant drop in Church membership over the last ten years.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

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New right to request flexible working

From today , every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks employment service.

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UN chief voices 'grave concern' at deepening crisis in Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries, with over one million Iraqis having fled their homes due to the fighting.

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