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  1. General accused of 'fantasy' after calling UK policy 'semi-pacifist'Read the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    General Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said that Britain under David Cameron had become "semi-pacifist" and was more concerned with welfare spending than with "defence". The PPU insisted that the UK government is militaristic rather than "semi-pacifist".

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  2. The Queen's Speech: a reality checkRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Watching the Queen's Speech was like observing the behaviour of an absentee landlord who, having allowed a property to fall into disprepair, puts up some bright new curtains and stands back, waiting for the cold and miserable tenants to express their gratitude. The gap between the country spoken about in the Queen's Speech and the country in which many of her subjects now live was so wide it felt almost unbridgeable.

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  3. Pakistan to consider case of juvenile facing hangingRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days' notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child. Muhammad Anwar was arrested when he was just 17 years old, and subsequently sentenced to death on murder charges.

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  4. Liberty clients condemn plans to scrap Human Rights ActRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Following yesterday's Queen's Speech , the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government's plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'. The three families, who are all represented by Liberty, the movement for civil and human rights, are among many thousands of people who have used the Human Rights Act to hold the State to account for abuse, neglect, mistreatment and other failings.

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  5. 'Subversive peacemaking' theme at Pax Christi conferenceRead the original story

    May 18, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Members and supporters of Pax Christi from around the country will gather in Leeds on 21 May for the movement's Annual General Meeting and Conference on 'Subversive Peacemakers - from the First World War to today'. Pax Christi, an international Catholic movement for peace, works nationally and internationally by campaigning on a range of issues including stopping the arms trade, the abolition of nuclear weapons and peace for Palestine and Israel .It raises awareness of these issues through its peace education work in schools and among young people and through parishes and communities throughout the country.

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  6. Making a difference, from a bed or a chairRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The term 'armchair activists' tends to be used in a rather pejorative way, implying that people who campaign through social media are not doing anything that has significance or impact in the real world. This does a disservice to many people who, perhaps because of health or mobility issues or caring responsibilities, are unable to take part in things outside their home, but have as much to contribute as anybody else.

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  7. Latest figures show one third of UK population experience povertyRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

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  8. Peace union calls for 'conscientious objection in everyday life'Read the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    British pacifists have urged opponents of war to become "conscientious objectors" by challenging militarist values and attitudes in everyday life. The call from the Peace Pledge Union coincided with International Conscientious Objection Day, marked around the world on 15 May. In countries where conscription is still in force, the day is often a focus for action by anti-conscription campaigners.

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  9. UN-mediated Yemen peace talks find consensus on some issuesRead the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the United Nations envoy for the conflict-torn country has reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues. "Progress is being achieved, albeit at a relatively slow pace," said the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

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  10. Faith groups' dismay at UK boycott of UN disarmament meetingRead the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. This intergovernmental meeting was endorsed by the UN General Assembly and is supported by 138 nations.

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  11. 'Extraordinary rebellion' of conscientious objectors preservedRead the original story

    May 14, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    When Norman Gaudie refused to participate in World War 1 he acted from the deepest conviction that all life is sacred.He knew it was wrong to take a life and so he refused to fight. Faced with conscription, he was prepared to die for his belief.

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  12. London ceremony for International Conscientious Objectors DayRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    This year marks the centenary of the Military Service Act of 2016 which made unmarried British men between the ages of 18 and 41 liable to conscription. The Bill also recognised the right to conscientious objection for the first time.

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  13. Yemen's food situation on verge of 'humanitarian disaster'Read the original story

    May 13, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organisation to deliver timely aid in the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season, and vaccinate livestock before winter, the United Nations agency has warned. Around 14.4 million people - over half of Yemen's population - urgently need food security and livelihood assistance, the FAO r eported earlier this week.

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  14. Peace in Europe: a precious legacy demeanedRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    David Cameron has suggested that Brexit could put European peace at risk. Never knowingly undersold in absurdity, Boris Johnson, before mumble-singing the first three words of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, ridiculed him with a reference to Germany crossing the border into France.

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  15. Low income households missing out on welfare supportRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that 48 per cent of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled to. This is despite the fact that 87 per cent of this group have seen no improvement to their financial situation over the last year.

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  16. Trident replacement cost rises to 'staggering' A 205 billionRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Campaigners have revealed that the cost of replacing Trident, Britain's nuclear weapons system, has risen to A 205 billion. In a briefing published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , researchers have compiled a comprehensive account of government spending on Trident replacement using the latest publicly available data.

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  17. ACT Alliance calls for commitment to democracy in BrazilRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The international faith-based network ACT Alliance has called for substantive commitment to upholding universal democratic principles and respect for human rights as the social and political turmoil in Brazil risks worsening. The Governing Board of ACT Alliance, a network representing 140 churches and faith-based organisations working together in over 100 countries, also called for renewed commitment from all political and societal actors to work towards peaceful resolution of the issues, saying that increasing polarisation and radicalisation in the country could risk escalating towards violence.

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  18. Brexit and social justiceRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Since 2010, we have had a government policy of austerity for poor people. Cuts to taxes for those on high incomes have been coupled with cuts to benefits for those on low incomes.

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  19. New report warns against scaling back the BBCRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Scaling back the BBC could be "devastating" for the private sector, according to a new report commissioned by the Trades Union Congress which was published yesterday . The report, which comes as the government prepares to unveil its new BBC White Paper, warns that reducing BBC funding would damage thousands of companies that depend on the corporation's willingness to invest large amounts in original programming.

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  20. UN chief urges new compact on refugees and migrantsRead the original story

    May 10, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Despite bold efforts, respofor the nses to the large movements of refugees and migrants - which will continue or possibly increase due to such issues as conflict, poverty and disasters - have been largely inadequate, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday in a new report, calling for the adoption of a global compact on responsibility-sharing that collectively ensures the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants.

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