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  • 30 Dec 2006

    Killing goes on as Saddam Hussein is executed and churches pray

    -30/12/06

    The auxiliar

    Killing goes on as Saddam Hussein is executed and churches pray

    -30/12/06

    The auxiliar

  • 30 Dec 2006

    WCC seeks peace and justice in Iraq after dictator's demise

    -30/12/06

    Following the e

    WCC seeks peace and justice in Iraq after dictator's demise

    -30/12/06

    Following the e

  • 29 Dec 2006

    A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department today to support positive American engagement in achieving a bipartisan peace agreement in the Middle East.

  • 28 Dec 2006

    Two Beirut-based writers and activists have been awarded the 2006 Pax Christi International Peace Prize for their efforts to promote justice and reconciliation in the Middle East and around the world - reports the Daily Star newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • 28 Dec 2006

    Beirut writers win Pax Christi International Peace Prize

    -28/12/06

    Two Beirut-based wr

    Beirut writers win Pax Christi International Peace Prize

    -28/12/06

    Two Beirut-based wr

  • 27 Dec 2006

    The peace churches that together constitute the North American relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) are putting money and effort into post-war reconstruction in the Lebanon. But what is most required is an end to the conflict that has fuelled human misery in recent months, its on-the-ground partners say.

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Christmas celebrations for Christians went off peacefully across the majority Islamic nation of Indonesia - with the help of Muslim organizations.

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

  • 26 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says that the care he saw being given to a baby from an economically deprived family in Bethlehem during his pilgrimage there was a shining reminder of the Christmas message ‚Ä' that God's revolutionary love comes to us as a gift, in the face of all life's trials and joys.

  • 26 Dec 2006

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc

  • 25 Dec 2006

    In his Christmas message to the churches in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Cyprus, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah has offered a vision of peace, justice, freedom and an end to the occupation for the Holy Land ‚Ä' so that it might truly be a sign of hope to the world.

  • 25 Dec 2006

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The death of a village priest, his wife and three small children in a mysterious fire has highlighted hardships that Russian Orthodox clergy face in isolated locations outside Moscow's bubble of wealth and power ‚Ä' writes Sophia Kishkovsky from Moscow for Ecumenical News International.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed concern about the safety of historic Christian communities in the Middle East, and particularly in Iraq, given current tensions in the region and the continuing consequences of Western policy.