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G20 Summit: Do our world leaders care that we are members of one human family?

The 15th meeting of the G20 was held from Saturday 21-Sunday 22 November 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The group meets annually at this international forum for global economic cooperation.Due to the pandemic, it was held virtually. As Jennifer Bell states, the meeting took place “in the midst of the worst economic downturn the world is witnessing since the Great Depression of the 1930s… to focus… Read More


#RedWednesday – Launch of report on Christians unjustly detained for their faith

#RedWednesday 2019 Westminster CathedralToday is #RedWednesday. To mark the day Aid to the Church in Need is launching their new report: ‘Set Your Captives Free: A report on Christians unjustly detained for their faith’. The report looks in detail at the false imprisonment of Christians, focusing in particular on four case studies from China, Eritrea, Nigeria and Pakistan.Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of ACN (UK), is co-chair… Read More


Today’s Gospel in Art – Men will seize you and persecute you

Ecce Homo, by Caravaggio 1605 © Galleria di Palazzo Bianco, GenoaGospel of 25th November 2020 – Luke 21:12-19 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself … Read More


Agencies warn of dire consequences if UK aid cut made permanent

Christine Allen Aid agencies have expressed grave concern that the UK government is considering to permanently cut aid spending next year to just 0.5% of national income, down from the legally binding target of 0.7%.Christian Aid’s UK Advocacy and Policy Lead, Jennifer Larbie, said: “Cuts have consequences. Cutting the UK aid budget will have consequences for the world’s poorest. This is not just about the compa… Read More