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‘Could do better’ says Amnesty on human rights

by Bill Bowder

THE ACHIEVEMENTS and failures of 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are documented in a comprehensive report by Amnesty International, the human-rights group. Its verdict is that there has been a good start, but that the situation could be much better.

One of the main concerns of the report is that widespread violence against women and children continues on every continent and is often not investigated. State violence also goes unchallenged, it ...

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Not only dancing in the aisles

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From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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