Press Releases

Joint press release: European Parliament mobilises for Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala

233 human rights defenders assaults and 14 homicides were registered in 2016. The majority of those remained unpunished The EP reports threats and intimidation campaigns towards court officials The EP urges Guatemalan authorities to comply with their human rights obligations and the Congress...

Perfect love casts out fear

ACT ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE The ACT Alliance, a network of 144 members in 100 countries, today joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), in calling for a reversal of the US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry in...

Trump would do well to read his Bible before enacting discriminatory policies, says Christian Aid

Christian Aid Press Release 30 January 2017 - A rejection of refugees, whatever their faith, is a rejection of Christian values, UK-based charity Christian Aid has warned today. Responding to President Trump’s comments over the weekend, in which he asserted his intention to prioritise Syrian C...

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Development money to fund the military

A press release from our German member, Bread for the World, calling the European Parliament and the Member States to reject European Commission's plans to use the EU’s civil conflict management budget, known as the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), to fund equipment and trainin...

Back to negotiations, countries must not just bask on the Paris glory

Five months after the Paris Agreement was adopted, countries gathered in Bonn for another round of negotiations, which ends today with governments still determined to keep the positive ‘Paris spirit’ alive. “Governments and their negotiators have been generally positive and constructive, which is...

All attention must go to an ambitious Paris Agreement

As the dust begins to settle after the announcement of the Paris Agreement last year, governments this week begin this year’s first negotiations session under the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany. “All our attention must now go to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and to ensure that the efforts p...

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