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  • 7 May 2008

    A Catholic priest has taken part in last week's early-morning non-violent action against the Waihopai military satellite communications interception station, near Blenheim, New Zealand.

  • 6 May 2008

    Within Christianity there is a long history of trouble making, says Glynn Cardy. And rightly so if it is about building the vision and reality of a different kind of world in which all may flourish.

  • 6 May 2008

    Development agencies say that the final outcome of the Burmese cyclone disaster, which latest reports suggest has claimed over 23,000 lives, may be on the scale of the Asian tsunami a few years ago. They are urging a global response.

  • 6 May 2008

    Anti-arms trade campaigners say that a new 'ethics' report commissioned by weapons giant BAE Systems will not change public perceptions of the company, following a High Court ruling over investigations into corruption charges.

  • 6 May 2008

    A recent meeting of Iraqi Christian refugees and church representatives from around the world has head heart-rending stories of suffering, says Annegret Kapp. Now it is time to back words with action.

  • 6 May 2008

    An Anglican deacon who steps down during 2008 after three decades leading the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, believes that if the Anglican communion separates over homosexuality the onus will fall upon "those who walked away".

  • 6 May 2008

    Global church development agencies, including the UK-based Christian Aid, are calling on the international community and the Burmese government to use all available means to help those affected by cyclone Nargis.

  • 6 May 2008

    British prime minister Gordon Brown today faces heavy criticism for launching his Business Call to Action on global poverty alongside corporations that have been widely attacked for deepening poverty and undermining human rights.

  • 6 May 2008

    The United Methodist Church is urging justice for migrants worldwide and reform of U.S. immigration laws.

    Delegates to the denomination's top legislative body, meeting April 23-May 2, adopted resolutions covering both global migration and immigration issues in the United States.

  • 6 May 2008

    A Catholic bishop has launched a strong attack on the government's failure to regularise undocumented migrants living in Britain, branding its policies 'irresponsible', 'shameful' and 'unjust'.

  • 6 May 2008

    Indian church leaders attending a once-every-four-years meeting of the National Council of Churches in India in Shillong have spoken out against what they describe as the growing commercialisation of the Christian faith.

  • 3 May 2008

    “Some people think that peace-making is easy, but in my experience it requires toughness and resolution, as well as sympathy and integrity.”

  • 1 May 2008

    Gordon Brown's political appointees represent corporate influence and PR savvy, says Simon Barrow. But is all this smoothness good for the soul of politics?

  • 30 Apr 2008

    The Competition Commission inquiry into UK grocery retailing has left small farmers in the developing world still facing “excessive and disproportionate” risks, says one of the country’s leading social enterprises.

  • 29 Apr 2008

    A Christian activist who is campaigning against his country's involvement in Iraq has welcomed a statement by a Japanese court that the operations there of his Japan's military personnel violate the country's constitution.