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  • 18 Dec 2007

    Some church leaders caught up in the sexuality row not only refuse to consider scholarship which does not conform to their own perspective but also demand the right to prohibit others from acting on the fruits of study, says Savi Hensman. Anglicans need to be learners not warriors.

  • 18 Dec 2007

    The time is fast approaching for the UK and its European partners to name and shame the United States for its blatant attempts to derail any meaningful international agreement on climate change, says the agency Christian Aid.

  • 18 Dec 2007

    Churches and society at large need to offer reparation to descendants of those enslaved, tortured and murdered by the transatlantic slave trade, says an international conference sponsored by three major ecumenical organizations.

  • 18 Dec 2007

    As international calls for justice for Bethlehem mount again at Christmastide, Australian church leaders returned from a visit to their region have added their voices to those supporting the beleagured city of Jesus' birth.

  • 17 Dec 2007

    Churches have welcomed the final political consensus reached at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia but are urging national governments to show greater leadership to save the planet from the destructive force of global warming.

  • 16 Dec 2007

    “A road map missing a vital signpost”, was how aid agency Tearfund described the global deal on climate change struck at the UN conference in Bali on Saturday, with the US being accused of 'stalling tactics'.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    An ecumenical Christian commemoration of the millions of Africans who died in the barbaric cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade is also highlighting the continuing oppression of their descendants around the world.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Leaders of Britain's 250,000 strong Jewish community are among those welcoming a decision by the Muslim Council of Britain, the country's largest Islamic organization, to end its boycott of Holocaust Day on 27 January every year.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Fashion designer Nicole Farhi has teamed up with artist John Keane and international development charity Christian Aid to launch a range of limited edition clothing which will help highlight the plight of millions of children in war torn Angola

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Representatives from the Asia Mennonite Conference (AMC) have decided to move ahead on an “outline of merger” with Mennonite World Conference (MWC), strengthening relations in the 1.2 million world-wide peace denomination.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Our parliamentary politics is about mediating different interests in a society of strangers, says Simon Barrow. But bioethical decisions confront us with the need to move beyond accommodation and confrontation to moral community.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    In the world of efficiency savings, productivity and league tables, humans are often treated as tools in a vast machine-like system, says Giles Fraser. We all too easily cede our humanity to the impersonal workings of the day-to-day routine.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    While Rowan Williams rightly criticises Richard Dawkins for unfeasibly reducing religion to a pre-scientific explanatory system now superseded by science, says Ricahrd Skinner, he seems to have misunderstood Dawkins on evolution and survival strategies.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    The World Bank risks doing more harm than good, if it is allowed to continue attaching harmful economic conditions to its development loans, international development agency Christian Aid has warned.

  • 12 Dec 2007

    Christians are fleeing Iraq and Christianity risks disappearing from the country, says a senior Baghdad archbishop, reiterating appeals made recently to Western churches to intercede with their governments about the Iraqis' plight.