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  • 13 Jan 2009

    Campaigners fighting the expansion of London's Heathrow airport have opened a new front today, announcing that they have bought land earmarked for the construction of a third runway.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    Immigration minister Phil Woolas, who recently criticised lawyers for helping asylum seekers claim justice, now wants a restrictive ‘revision’ of the international convention on refugees.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to Israel and Hamas to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately and show respect for civilians and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    A Christian academic has warned churches that they will need to be extra vigilant against racism in Europe related to the recession and economic downturn across Europe.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    As Israel threatens to escalate its military action even further, entering the most densely populated parts of Gaza, war resisters in the region and internationally have said that violence offers no solution.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    While North Korea and the generally unknown Christians there remain isolated on the world stage, British Methodists are among those who have been developing relations and providing assistance.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    Maria Gallastegui, founder of the Peace Strike, has started a hunger strike this morning in solidarity with the people of Gaza and to protest against the escalating military assault on the people of Gaza.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    By adding more weight to the debate, the campaigning atheists won’t stop the worry about God, says Mark Vernon. Unless they can stop talking about it, they’ll only succeed in giving the rumour new life.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    A primary health care clinic in Gaza city, funded by Christian Aid has been destroyed by Israeli missile fire. The clinic, which provided free care to Gazans was run by the Near East Council of Churches.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    Christians, including Christian Ecology Link, will be amongst those taking part in a 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow airport today.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    The poorest in the UK will be hit hardest by climate change, a new report has warned although tackling climate change also offers huge opportunities for cutting poverty in the UK if global warming and poverty are tackled together.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    The Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool has joined the appeals for a ceasefire in Gaza, from around the world, with his own appeal from Bethlehem.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    Helen Suzman, for many years a lone white liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders at her burial.

  • 11 Jan 2009

    Former presenter of Thought for the Day Jonathan Bartley lifts the lid on the politics behind Radio 4's prime time slot

  • 11 Jan 2009

    Prominent Jews in Britain, "passionate supporters of Israel", have called on Israel to cease its military operations in Gaza immediately, believing them to be wrong and counter-productive.