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3 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Easter reflection: bayonets and green blades

Two friend of Ekklesia will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland at 8.05am on Easter Sunday morning , in a programme intriguingly entitled 'Bayonets and Green Blades'.

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7 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Train companies receiving billions in UK taxpayers' support

An Office of Rail Regulation report this week reveals that the UK rail industry received over A 4 billion in government support last year.

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11 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Balal's Good Friday: the liberation of forgiveness

Those of us whose trade is words do well to remember the relative value of a picture and a thousand words.

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15 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Quaker project tells the suppressed stories of First World War

A four-year Quaker project to tell the suppressed stories of World War I launches on 15 May at 10.30am in Friends House, NW1 2BJ The campaign will be launched by Geoffrey Durham, writer and broadcaster and Ruth Cadbury, prospective parliamentary candidate and the granddaughter of conscientious objectors.

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Related Topix: History in the News, Religion

19 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Working for the repeal of the Lobbying Act

Yesterday I moved the unanimously accepted composite motion on the UK Government's Lobbying Act at the STUC congress in Dundee.

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23 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

Palestinian displacement blocking 'just peace', churches tell EU

APRODEV and CIDSE, two influential church-related development networks, have condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank, which they say is "uprooting any chance of a just peace".

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

Acquittal for Briton tortured by Dubai police

Hasnain Ali, from London, was on holiday in Dubai in May 2013 when he was arrested and held for three days without access to a lawyer or his family.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Religion

Ekklesia Daily News

UN rights office urges halt to incitement to hatred in Ukraine

While corruption and widespread inequality were among the root causes of the massive street protests that erupted last year in Ukraine, the fear-mongering and incitement to hatred that have followed must be urgently countered to avoid further escalation of tension in the country, says a United Nations human rights report issued yesterday .

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Asia, Religion

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Scotland sets up disability living fund after Westminster axe falls

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland will gain from a new Independent Living Fund, says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Latest foodbank figures 'should shock and anger', say Churches

Leaders of the Methodist Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain and United Reformed Church have responded with concern to the latest figures from the Trussell Trust, released today "These figures should shock and anger us," said Methodist President the Rev Ruth Gee.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

The media argument over welfare reform

The Scottish Trades Union Congress , meeting in Dundee from 14-16 April 2014), has passed an extensive motion on welfare reform and the effects of poverty in the UK.

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Falling savings put millions at risk of repossession

Millions of working families in the UK could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, according to new figures from the housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Religion

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Politics for People campaign launches across EU

A broad coalition of civil society organisations from across Europe have today launched a campaign to demand that candidates for the European elections on 22 May stand up for citizens and democracy against the excessive lobbying influence of banks and big business.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Self-employment amounts to 44% of new jobs since 2010, research shows

Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid-2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and 'odd-jobbers' the fastest growing groups of Britain's new self-employed workforce, the Trades Union Congress says today ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week, and as the Scottish TUC meets in ... (more)

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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Human rights in Brazil under threat ahead of the World Cup

The rights to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly are under threat in Brazil, Amnesty International said two months ahead of the start of the 2014 football World Cup.

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Related Topix: South America, Brazil, World News, Activism, Religion

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Briton tortured into 'confessing' faces sentencing in Dubai

A British tourist who was beaten and threatened with firearms by Dubai police, before being made to sign documents in a language he does not understand, is expecting a verdict in his trial on drugs offences this Tuesday .

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Another crisis for Church of England, newspapers warn

"First gay clergyman to wed plunges Church into crisis: Archbishop under pressure to sack canon who flouted ban on same sex marriage", announced the Mail dramatically.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Anglican, Religion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

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Government must clarify whether British territory was used for torture

In response to new reports that the CIA ran a torture 'black-site' on the British territory of Diego Garcia - something the UK government has consistently denied - the legal charity Reprieve has written to the Foreign Secretary asking him to clarify exactly how the island was used.

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Related Topix: Prison, Religion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Global Day of Action on Military Spending challenges assumptions

Peace and disarmament organisations are preparing for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on 14 April.

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Medical report reveals full extent of Guantanamo Briton's illness

A medical evaluation of the last remaining Briton in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has detailed the full extent of physical and psychological damage caused by his torture and ongoing abuse at the prison.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Guantanamo Bay, Religion

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