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  • 20 Jan 2008

    The international development agency Christian Aid has applauded the new package of environmental measures announced by the UK’s largest biscuit manufacturer, cutting its carbon emissions and reduce its use of water and packaging.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    It's too easy too blame the vulnerable for the failings of public services and the economy, says Savi Hensman. We need a new culture, and both faith groups and secular ones like trades unions can contribute.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    Sikhs from across the world will be joining in support of a peace march in New Delhi, India, today to protest against a French secularity law that bans the wearing of sacred turbans in schools and other work places throughout the country.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    In the Indian State of Orissa's Kandhamal district, residents say it is hard not to be afraid. The ash heaps and metal frames are all that remain of the contents of the two-storied office of World Vision, a Christian development organization.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    Doopsgezind WereldWerk, the Dutch Mennonite Organization for Solidarity and Peace has been sending shipments of medical supplies and hospital equipment on to hospitals in Shirati and Mugumu in Tanzania, pioneering health care institutions.

  • 19 Jan 2008

    The Board of Deputies of British Jews has advertised for a Muslim schools adviser to develop links between Jewish, Muslim and other minority faith schools, amid concerns about social cohesion among children educated separately.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith yesterday outlined government plans to target websites promoting extremism, as part of efforts to stop "vulnerable people" being "groomed for violent extremism" by radical Jihadist groups.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    US presidential candidates locked in often bitter struggles for their party nominations have been urged not to make religious capital out of politics and political capital out of religion as the campaign trail hots up.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    Congregations across Scotland committed to environmental action are due to meet in Stirling this weekend to develop and promote their work. The event is being sponsored by the Church of Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is hosting a series of public events in several major English cities addressing the issue of unfair trade, African poverty and how they can be addressed by public and politicians.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    Hong Kong church leaders have rejected China's decision to introduce universal suffrage in the nation's special region by 2017, and have led thousands of marchers demanding votes for all by 2012, against Beijing's wishes.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    A South African church-backed group that helps former combatants involved in violence during the apartheid era to play a peaceful role says its life skills programme is needed helping a country undermined by violent crime.

  • 18 Jan 2008

    The new cooperative body Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT), bringing together representatives of 43 participating churches and organizations across America, is giving priority to work on poverty and witness.

  • 17 Jan 2008

    Two weeks after the country's disputed election and the violence that has followed in its wake, Mennonite relief work is continuing and the peace church reports that Kenyan Mennonite Church members are safe despite the troubles.

  • 17 Jan 2008

    Two British development workers are establishing a project to support the growing number of street children in war-torn Congo, cooperating with the Anglican Church. It will be based in Lubumbashi, the country's second city.