Category - easter

  • April 7, 2010

    Catholic and Protestant church leaders in the Philippines have urged people to live out their faith beyond the sometimes extreme rituals and penitence of Lent and Holy Week.

  • April 7, 2010

    This text and podcast is the third of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the beautiful country of Lebanon, a cradle of faith, yet buffeted by one crisis after another.

  • April 6, 2010

    This text and podcast is the second of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the war-ravaged and destitute Christians of Iraq.

  • April 5, 2010

    The heads of the historic Christian churches in Jerusalem have stressed the need for courage, reconciliation and perseverance in the face of violence and division in today's world.

  • April 5, 2010

    This text and podcast is the first of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. The first coming of Jesus occurred in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem - not in London or elsewhere in the world - we are reminded today.

  • April 4, 2010

    Conflicting views of the meaning of the crucifixion have led to strikingly different patterns of behaviour among Christian believers, says Jonathan Bartley. Damaging understandings of atonement have tragic consequences for healthy Christian witness and performance.

  • April 4, 2010

    Churches across Britain and Ireland - and especially Catholic leaders - have used Easter Sunday sermons to address the Catholic Church's handling of its global child abuse scandal.

  • April 4, 2010

    Scotland’s church leaders have launched an Easter message challenging all political parties to scrap Trident nuclear weapons and redirect resources to meet social need.

  • April 4, 2010

    Jerusalem, as the site of the resurrection, should be the city of hope, said Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan in his Easter message of encouragement to Christians in the region.

  • April 3, 2010

    A United Church of Canada delegation will travel to Haiti on 6 April to express pastoral and practical solidarity for the relief work of Christians and others after the 'quake.