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Fashion workers in Britain are being cheated of fair wages as lack of tough action make abuses "a risk worth taking" for factory owners, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Ministers were accused of failing to act following reports of some workers being paid as little as

World Watch Monitor

A bookshop owned by a Christian in Algeria can reopen its doors following a court order, reports Christian advocacy group Middle East Concern.

The court’s decision on 13th December annulled an earlier order by the Governor of Oran to close the bookshop in Ain Turk,

RNS

Faith-based organisations in Canada are welcoming changes to the Federal Government’s summer jobs program that remove language interpreted by many to require support for abortion.

“It’s encouraging to see that the government has heard and responded to our concerns,” said Julia Beazley, director of policy for the

World Watch Monitor

Almost 4,000 people have been killed and thousands displaced in fighting between herders and farmers in Nigeria’s middle belt in the past three years, Amnesty International says in a new report.

Amnesty, who started documenting clashes in January 2016, said this week violence was increasing with

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United Nations appealed for $US2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, saying a funding shortfall for Africa's biggest refugee crisis had left many short of food, water and medicine.

The appeal follows five years of civil war that have forced an estimated

Advocates for increasing Australia's international aid budget welcomed a promise from Labor to lift the level of foreign aid funding should they win government at the next federal election.

Labor passed a resolution at its national conference in Adelaide on Tuesday to lift the level of the country's foreign aid

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Millions of people risk being forced off their land in Myanmar due to a recently-amended law, which campaigners and analysts warned could also undermine peace negotiations between the government and ethnic armed groups.

The 2012 Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law aims to clarify

World Watch Monitor

A Pakistani court last week sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy.

Since their arrest in 2014, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub had been held in District Jail Jhelum, in Punjab province, 200 kilometres north of Lahore, for allegedly posting “disrespectful material” on their website,

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain should scrap its search for a new anti-slavery chief and address concerns about the independence of the next commissioner before readvertising for the role, lawmakers said on Monday.

Kevin Hyland was appointed as the inaugural independent commissioner in 2014 as part of Britain's landmark

Thomson Reuters Foundation

From letters and postcard campaigns to meetings with lawmakers, modern slavery victims across India are pushing for the passage of a long-pending anti-trafficking bill amid fears it could be sidelined as general elections take center stage in Parliament.

Survivors from 11 states have turned campaigners

World Watch Monitor

United Nations peacekeepers failed in protecting civilians in the Central African Republic during an attack in November that killed as many as 100 people, among them two priests, according to a report by Amnesty International published 14th December.

Multiple eyewitnesses told Amnesty that UN peacekeepers did not stop

Micah Australia has welcomed an announcement from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten that if elected, a Labor Government would commit $500 million in funding to the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees over a five year period.

A funding increase for UNHCR - from $25 million to $100

Church of England bishops have issued a joint statement saying that they were praying for "national unity" and for "courage, integrity and clarity" for politicians in light of last week's "turbulent" Brexit related events.

In a statement released on Saturday, the bishops also called on the country "to

Thomson Reuters Foundation

A Japanese charity that turns empty homes into housing for single mothers has won a major international award, drawing attention to the stigma and challenges that such women face in the wealthy nation.

Little Ones, based in Tokyo, was named a World Habitat Award winner

Wheaton, Illinois, US
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For popular Bible teacher Beth Moore, the church always has been a safe harbour.

That was especially true when she was growing up. Church was a place where she could escape from the sexual abuse she experienced at home, she said.

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