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  1. 'Ministers let us down' child abuse victims tell Northern Ireland AssemblyRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Victims of child abuse have told a Northern Ireland Assembly committee that The Executive Office has failed to prepare for the establishment of a compensation scheme following the conclusion of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry. The representatives of a range of child abuse survivor groups told the Committee for The Executive Office that despite a November 2015 announcement by Sir Anthony Hart, chair of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry, that he will recommend a financial compensation scheme for victims when he reports in January 2017, Ministers have made no preparations to set up such a scheme and some have repeatedly refused to meet with victims.

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  2. UN expert raises alarm as Brazilian Indians fight 'genocide'Read the original story

    Sep 28, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country's indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

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  3. Lack of housing for women prisoners on releaseRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Six in 10 women do not have homes to go to on release from prison, a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison has found. Home truths: housing for women in the criminal justice system , says that the failure to solve a chronic shortage of suitable housing options for women who offend leads to more crime, more victims and more unnecessary and expensive imprisonment.

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  4. Ban Ki-moon pledges UN support to historic Columbian peace dealRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Colombians are "bidding farewell to decades of flames and sending up a bright flare of hope that illuminates the world," United Nations Secretary-Genera l Ban Ki-moon said yesterday in Cartagena, welcoming the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict. Deeply moved to see thousands of Colombians at the signing ceremony, Mr Ban said he was honored to celebrate the achievement of the parties "and that of countless Colombians who never lost hope in peace."

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  5. UK fails to check whether Saudi police training led to tortureRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The UK has failed to check whether training it has provided to Saudi police has contributed to abuses including torture and the death penalty, new research by human rights organisation Reprieve has revealed. Since 2009, the British College of Policing has provided training to officers from the Saudi Ministry of the Interior, which oversees policing, prisons, and executions in the country.

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  6. Pension enrolment up, but adequacy still needs addressing urgentlyRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New statistics show a record high membership in occupational pensions in Britain since the data was first published in 2008. But that is only part of the story, say observers and analysts.

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  7. Faith and resistance to the 'war on terror' - Book NOWRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    On 6th October former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Moazzam Begg, and Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK, join conversation with Pat Gaffney, co-ordinator of Pax Christi UK, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. The event is FREE, but please book in advance through EventBrite.

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  8. Expert focus on religious freedom, literacy and diplomacyRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Advancement of religious literacy and religious literacy in international diplomacy is increasingly needed, an expert panel on religious freedom and international diplomacy declared this week in Geneva. A panel discussion 'Religion and Religious Freedom in International Diplomacy' was organised on 23 September 2016, during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council by the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, the delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva and the World Council of Churches .

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  9. Are disability benefits being covertly cut?Read the original story

    Sep 23, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    When further cuts to disability benefits became politically risky, did the government cynically decide to make cuts anyway, but covertly, by simply denying support to people who desperately need it? This week two disabled people contacted me, distressed that their benefits have been downgraded following an assessment, despite their conditions remaining the same. Both had been removed from the Support Group of Employment Support Allowance and placed in the Work Related Activity Group.

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  10. NFPB conference: Changing the narrative for peaceRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Northern Friends Peace Board will hold a conference in Darlington on 24 September 2016. Entitled Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media, the conference will explore : "If the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail" - a quotation sometimes used when the possibility of going to war is in the air.

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  11. UN chief urges more financial support for Peacebuilding FundRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The UN Secretary-General has urged ramped up support to meet the Peacebuilding Fund's financial challenges. The United Nations system is being pushed to its limits by an unprecedented number of conflicts and economic crises globally, as well as by climate change and inequalities, Ban Ki-moon said yesterday , calling on the international community to help keep the organisation's Peacebuilding Fund from falling into a dangerous financial position.

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  12. Attack on Syrian aid convoy will have 'disastrous consequences'Read the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy, intended for 78,000 people in Aleppo, is a flagrant violation of the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said. Witnesses in Syria have told Amnesty that the convoy, along with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent warehouse where it had stopped to load extra supplies, were bombed intensively for two hours on Monday evening, heightening the suspicion that Syrian government forces deliberately targeted the relief operation. 18 comments

  13. Campaigners welcome reports on arms sales to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Committee on Arms Export Controls has called for an immediate ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and the Foreign Affairs Committee has called for courts to decide on the legality of the exports. It has also supported calls for a UN investigation.

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  14. Roman Catholic-WCC working group focus on peacebuilding and migrantsRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Roman Catholic and World Council of Churches representatives are forging new ways of working together on today's most pressing issues. The Joint Working Group of the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church, held its latest annual meeting from 13 to 17 September 2016 at the Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, is in its sixth decade, having been initiated in 1965.

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  15. Almost 50% of workplaces never visited by health and safety inspectorsRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Nearly half of UK workplaces have never had a health and safety inspection - including more than 80 per cent of construction workplaces - according to a new Trades Union Congress survey of health and safety reps published today . Manufacturing is the only sector in which a majority of safety reps said there had been an inspection during the past year.

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  16. Pakistan set to execute mentally ill man despite medical evidenceRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    A severely mentally ill man faces hanging in Pakistan tomorrow despite a medical report that diagnosed him as "insane". Pakistan has signed international agreements banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

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  17. Figures show 44% of families cut back on food to meet housing costsRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    In the last year, 44 per cent of working families in England - equivalent to 3.7 million families - cut back on buying essential food and clothing in a bid to help pay their rent or mortgage. Research for Shelter and YouGov reveals the tough choices that working parents are making to keep a roof over their heads, with one in eleven going to the extreme of skipping meals, and one in five parents putting off buying their children new clothes or shoes to help cover their housing costs.

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  18. Aid convoys unable to reach besieged areas despite Syrian ceasefireRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said yesterday that the ceasefire following the Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government. "It is particularly regrettable because [a ] we are losing time," Staffan de Mistura told a press briefing in Geneva.

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  19. Britain must act on refugee crisis or be 'party to failure'Read the original story

    Sep 16, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    More than 50 charities, NGOs and aid agencies working with refugees across the world have written to Theresa May, urging her to do more to tackle the global refugee crisis. In an open letter bringing together an unprecedented coalition of organisations large and small, the signatories, including the Refugee Council, criticise the Government's record of action on the refugee crisis as "not enough - not even close". 10 comments

  20. Refugees trapped in 'desperate' conditions at Syria-Jordan borderRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2016 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Video footage and satellite images showing makeshift grave sites and burial mounds offer a rare glimpse inside a desert no-man's land between Jordan and Syria where more than 75,000 refugees are stranded and virtually cut off from humanitarian aid, said Amnesty International today Fresh accounts gathered by Amnesty from people in the area known as the 'berm' , paint a desperate picture of human suffering and highlight the tragic consequences of the world's failure to share responsibility for the global refugee crisis. Next week, world leaders will gather in New York for two high-level summits to discuss the crisis.

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