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  • 27 Feb 2008

    Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has been named as the 2008 winner of the Niwano Peace Prize for efforts at building peace with justice in the Middle East, especially with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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  • 27 Feb 2008

    Big-name, mass supply high street store Topshop is facing increasing criticism from its core customers, with students and young people protesting over charges about sweatshop conditions in the company's supply chain.

  • 27 Feb 2008

    The US Internal Revenue Service has told the United Church of Christ's national offices that it has opened an investigation into Barack Obama's address at the UCC's 2007 General Synod as the church engaging in "political activities."

  • 26 Feb 2008

    The French cleric who heads the main grouping of Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant Christian denominations in Europe has proposed the creation of a Council of European Churches that would also include the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 26 Feb 2008

    British universities are under renewed pressure to end their investment in the arms trade, with students planning a nationwide day of action tomorrow (27 February). Peaceful protests will take place simultaneously across the UK.

  • 25 Feb 2008

    The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has called for a concerted international campaign to protect linguistic diversity and to promote multilingualism, as local cultures are threatened by narrow globalism.

  • 25 Feb 2008

    Manufacturing giant Tate & Lyle's decision to switch its retail cane sugars range to Fair Trade has been welcomed by development campaigners and church aid agencies - but the need to move the social justice agenda in economics remains.

  • 24 Feb 2008

    The managing director of one of the world's most illustrious football clubs, Barcelona FC, has joined other Spanish philanthropists in donating a statue of the Black Madonna to St Aloysius' Roman Catholic Church in Glasgow.

  • 24 Feb 2008

    Four Christian peace protestors who broke into the Pine Gap defence intelligence facility in Australia in 2005 have won a major victory after the Northern Territory's Court of Criminal Appeal decided to quash their major conviction.

  • 23 Feb 2008

    As questions about the fairness of UK migration policy once more come into the spotlight, the Anglican archbishops of Canterbury and York have been visiting the Oakington Immigration Detention Centre as part of a trip to Cambridge.

  • 23 Feb 2008

    Opponents of a library, museum and policy institute dedicated to President George W. Bush at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas have vowed to continue their struggle after the school's trustees voted to endorse it.

  • 22 Feb 2008

    A television documentary 'Angola in the Frame' premieres on the UK Community Channel on 5 March 2008 at 21.00, following war artist John Keane on a moving journey which led to 11 new paintings commissioned by Christian Aid.

  • 22 Feb 2008

    Church leaders and journalists have little idea of the pressures that each other face, according to German Lutheran Bishop Margot Kässmann, who has called for a new understanding.

  • 21 Feb 2008

    In a world where we are used to generalizing, it is inevitable that we will continue to use expressions like “the rich” and “the poor”, says Paul Mukerji. But his time in Colombia led him to question the way this division is formulated.