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  • 2 Apr 2009

    Following yesterday’s helicopter tragedy in the North Sea, the UK Oil and Gas Chaplaincy has arranged for an Oil Chapel to be open for those wishing to leave floral tributes and to spend time in prayer and reflection.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    Christian Aid has launched a bid in Spain to increase international backing for its campaigning on climate change and tax and boost funding for its development work in 49 of the world’s poorest countries.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    Our need to get out there and demonstrate against a corrupted world, says Brian Draper, needs to translate into a set of positive commitments and actions that speak for what we are for as well as what we are against.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    A pioneering prison support project, welcomed by hundreds of inmates and staff, has folded due to lack of Government support. It was designed to be of national benefit by cutting re-offending rates.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    Pope Benedict XVI has urged British PM Gordon Brown to push for the establishment of an ethically-grounded financial system at the G20 summit that begins in London on Thurday.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told faith leaders and representatives of NGOs at St Paul's Cathedral in London that the world must adopt global economic rules based on common values.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    A world without nuclear weapons is not only possible but more secure, leaders of NATO have been told by a broad coalition of national, regional and global councils of churches.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    An alliance of nine UK Christian organisations is calling for the Government to heed evidence that further undermines proposals to double the stake and the prize money for pub gambling machines.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    The Put People First demonstration in London on 28 March, ahead of the G20 meeting was a showcase of political, environmental and economic idealism, says Hannah Kowszun. But are such marches mirroring too much of what they decry?

  • 31 Mar 2009

    A delegation from two global church groups to Madagascar has called for international pressure to secure democracy in the island nation following the military-supported ousting of President Marc Ravalomanana.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Two regional church authorities in the Netherlands are reported to have decided to take no disciplinary action against a self-proclaimed atheist pastor, Klaas Hendrikse

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Evangelicalism in America is undergoing a transformation says Tony Campolo. 'Red Letter Christians' have a progressive outlook - but one rooted in taking Jesus seriously.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Protestors carrying a huge dead canary and signs saying ‘Canary Wharf RIP’ will demonstrate tomorrow against the government’s attempts to revive the dead policies of the free market system on the eve of the G20 summit of the world’s leading economies.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Three British Churches have reminded people of the true Christian message of love for all people following the inclusion of Jesus in a BNP election campaign.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Responding to global financial crisis must be more than "short term financial bail out." It must seek "long term transformation" and "sound ethical and moral principles", says the World Council of Churches.