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  • 18 Sep 2008

    The woman heading up the Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network, which enables members of churches in different parts of the world to meet together, believes such exchanges are vital to a shared global future.

  • 18 Sep 2008

    Clarion Events, organisers of exhibitions including the Baby Show and the Spirit of Christmas Fair, have announced their purchase of two arms fairs. This is in addition to the three arms fairs they bought in May 2008.

  • 17 Sep 2008

    As the world is rocked by financial and other crises, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee will meet in Lübeck, Germany on 23-26 September 2008 to look at responses from faith communities.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    A global conference on the concept of "Promised Land" that aired different theological approaches to this key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has given church leaders and theologians new views to take home to their churches.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have cautiously welcomed news of the power-sharing deal reached between the Zanu-PF and MDC political parties in Zimbabwe. But they have expressed concern about the practical realities.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    The Vatican has announced an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 years after 'The Origin of Species'", to mark the Darwin celebrations and build the science-theology dialogue.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    Organisers of the International Day of Prayer for Peace, which is observed on 21 September 2008, say that record numbers of churches, groups and individuals will be joining in all across the world.

  • 16 Sep 2008

    Christian leaders and organizations worldwide have welcomed the announcement of an agreement to form a unity government in Zimbabwe, while also saying that many challenges lie ahead for the southern African nation.

  • 15 Sep 2008

    The Baptist Union, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church are calling for churches and governments to mark the International Day of Peace by praying and working for peace in the Indian State of Orissa and Georgia.

  • 14 Sep 2008

    Mid way through the International Year of Sanitation and more than half way towards the deadline for meeting Millennium Development Goal 7, charity World Vision has released a provocative viral film to raise awareness that 1.1 billion people don't have access to clean water

  • 14 Sep 2008

    Eight cyclists from Europe have spent three weeks travelling through the Holy Land to highlight the need for a just and peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict. Their trip includes occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 13 Sep 2008

    A leading biological scientist, and the prestigious Royal Society he works for, has said that his comments on creationism and the classroom have been misrepresented - and that it is opposed to creationism being taught as science.

  • 13 Sep 2008

    The British Humanist Association has issued legal proceedings against the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority over their decision not to allow the study of Humanism in a Religious Studies GCSE in the same way as religions are studied.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has joined other churches and NGOs in calling for urgent support and prayer for thousands of hard-pressed Christians in India as violence flares across the state of Orissa.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    In the early hours of Tuesday 9 September 2008, volunteers from Christian charity Housing Justice counted 206 people sleeping rough in the London Borough of Westminster - highlighting the continuing seriousness of the problem.