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  • 12 Dec 2006

    Church and development agencies are battling against more typhoons and heavy rains in their efforts to bring relief to poor communities across the central Philippines regions hit by last week's super typhoon.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Churches in Romania have denounced calls from an anti-discrimination body for a French-style ban on religious symbols from schools in order to protect the state's secular character and ensure "freedom of conscience" for pupils - Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 11 Dec 2006

    Keep Church of England open, bishops and leaders urged

    -11/12/06

    The Anglican-founded

    Keep Church of England open, bishops and leaders urged

    -11/12/06

    The Anglican-founded

  • 11 Dec 2006

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

    -11/12/06

    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

    -11/12/06

    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Anglican-founded InclusiveChurch network has said that a broad based Church of England should not allow itself to be "held to ransom" by a number of mainly conservative evangelical parishes who are reportedly intending to set up an alternative episcopal jurisdiction using retired bishops to provide their own, separate ministry within the Church

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Witness magazine, which has reflected a substantial history of Christian involvement in peace and justice issues dating back to its inception in 1917, is ceasing publication, the Episcopal Church Publishing Company (ECPC) board decided at its recent meeting in Washington DC, USA.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Secularity as an ecumenical virtue

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Why university Christians should not reduce faith to cultural conflict

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Episcopal bishop arrested in US anti-war protest

    -10/12/06

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus

    Episcopal bishop arrested in US anti-war protest

    -10/12/06

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Chilean dictator dies without remorse for his victims

    -10/12/06

    General Augusto Pinoch

    Chilean dictator dies without remorse for his victims

    -10/12/06

    General Augusto Pinoch

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Congolese Mennonites welcome successful election process

    -10/12/06

    Mennonites in the D

    Congolese Mennonites welcome successful election process

    -10/12/06

    Mennonites in the D

  • 10 Dec 2006

    General Augusto Pinochet, the dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, has died in hospital of heart failure, aged 91 - having escaped numerous attempts to charge him for murder, human rights abuses, fraud involving 28 million US dollars, and corruption.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo are relieved that their country successfully held national elections this year after decades of corrupt dictatorship and two recent wars - writes Tim Shenk.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California in the USA has been arrested for blocking the front door of the San Francisco federal building to protest against the deaths caused by the Iraq war - writes Mary Frances Schjonberg for the Episcopal News Service (ENS).

  • 9 Dec 2006

    Christianity is a radical call to peacemaking, says Norman Kember

    -09/12/06

    By Nor

    Christianity is a radical call to peacemaking, says Norman Kember

    -09/12/06

    By Nor