Category - christmas

  • December 19, 2006

    The aid organization SOS Habitat has raised the alarm over fears that the Angolan authorities may swoop on poor families over the Christmas period, forcing them onto the streets.

  • December 14, 2006

    Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and Orthodox leaders in England are asking parish churches and local congregations throughout the country to pray for ‚Äòthe little town of Bethlehem' as they approach the final week of Advent ‚Ä' the Church's season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • December 13, 2006

    Church and civic leaders in Bethlehem, together with the Anglican and Catholic bishops of Jerusalem, have welcomed the plans by UK church leaders to make an Advent pilgrimage to Bethlehem - which is facing isolation, depopulation and economic collapse due to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the presence of the separation wall.

  • December 10, 2006

    Secularity as an ecumenical virtue

  • December 5, 2006

    As Christmas approaches, Australian families are turning to church financial counsellors in increasing numbers who say that a new set of families has emerged who need help: those with steady income, but unmanageable debts.

  • November 6, 2005

    Disagreement is continuing after the Royal Mail apologised to the UK-based Hindu Forum for a Christmas stamp depicting a man and woman with Hindu markings supposedly worshipping Jesus. But it says it is too late to withdraw the offending item.

  • November 3, 2005

    Newspapers, local councillors and church leaders were left looking red-faced today, after their suggestions that a London council was banning Christmas were shown to be false.

    Christmas was not 'banned' after all

    -03/11/05

    Newspapers, local councillors and chu