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  • 31 May 2007

    Micah Challenge UK, a coalition of evagelical churches, organisations and leaders, is gearing up to put more pressure on world leaders with a‘The World Can’t Wait’ rally in London this coming weekend.

  • 31 May 2007

    A group of trainee priests and ministers, supported by their theological colleges, will risk arrest next weekend as they protest against Britain’s Trident weapons nuclear programme.

  • 31 May 2007

    Christian leaders in Jerusalem are calling for worldwide support of the International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel campaign to mark 40 years of Israeli occupation of Arab territories.

  • 31 May 2007

    Thw WCC is renewing efforts to promote global Christian unity and conversation through an 'alliance of alliances' which will acknowledge differences and work through cooperation rather than conformity.

  • 30 May 2007

    At a seminar in London tomorrow, a leading biblical scholar will suggest that churches anxious about family values will get a shock if they pay more attention to Jesus and the Gospels - which don't appear very 'family friendly'.

  • 30 May 2007

    Integrated solutions are needed to the problems of water supply, sanitation and protection of the environment, according to the 'Churches for Water in Africa' conference.

  • 30 May 2007

    The Methodist Church in Great Britain has re-launched its website with the aim of linking becoming more interactive and cyber-oriented in the twenty-first century.

  • 22 May 2007

    The Church of England is joining a campaign which is calling for the Government to end the destitution of people refused asylum in Britain.

  • 21 May 2007

    A wealthy Brazilian rancher has been convicted of ordering the killing high-profile supporter of landless people Sr Dorothy Stang in 2005. But the Pope's silence has disappointed her family and social justice activists.

  • 21 May 2007

    From 26 May, visitors to one of the UK’s favourite tourist attractions, the Eden Project, will be able to step into the homes of Central American, African and Asian people and experience a little of the reality of trying the survive the daily challenges of a changing climate.

  • 20 May 2007

    Senior Asian Christian leaders ae backing moves by Thailand to enforce the compulsory licensing of patented AIDS drugs in order to lower their cost by allowing the production or purchase of generic versions.

  • 19 May 2007

    French religious leaders are calling on newly-elected President Sarkosy to pursue a dialogue on national hramony with those who voted against him and who believe he is bad news for the marginalised.

  • 19 May 2007

    As the World Bank reels from the Wolfowitz scandal and Tony Blair steps into the shadow of Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown, rumours abound that he is on the list to head up the international loans institution.

  • 18 May 2007

    Staff and critics of the World Bank have reacted with fury to the news that controversial chief Paul Wolfowitz, accused of corruption, will leave at the end of June 2007 with the official blessing of the Bank's Board.

  • 18 May 2007

    Some 1 billion people will be forced from their homes by 2050 as climate change deepens an already huge global migration crisis, predicts an authoritative new report by Christian Aid - which shows that scapegoating immigrants is the wrong approach.