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  • 3 Dec 2006

    More than 100 US urban youth and members of local Anabaptist churches came together earlier this month (November 2006) for Packing the Peace of Christ, a conference focused on a Christian response to handgun homicide, which takes an average of one life per day here - write Justin Shenk and Shannon Burgess.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    The Gospel that turns servants into free agents

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Churches should use their influence and their Gospel message as tools to help reduce the appalling stigma attached to living with HIV in many parts of the world, a leading church HIV activist told UK-based development agency Christian Aid this week.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Yesterday (1 December 2006) British Prime Minister Tony Blair, an Anglican widely canvassed as a possible Catholic convert when he leaves office, risked the wrath of Roman Catholic leaders by saying that religious groups need to face the reality of HIV and AIDS in their teaching and practices regarding the use of condoms.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Christian groups in India are mourning the killing of a prominent Christian worker who had converted from Islam and was shot dead at a bus stop in front of his home in the state Kashmir - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Development and church organisations in north Darfur continue with emergency work in spite of heavy fighting there. They are helping to provide aid to some of the millions of people who have been displaced and are now living in camps.

  • 2 Dec 2006

    Pope Benedict XVI has prayed with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomeos I, who is often referred to as the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, making a step to healing a 1000 year rift, which the pontiff said obstructs the proclamation of the Gospel - writes Luigi Sandri for Ecumenical News International.

  • 1 Dec 2006

    Some 25 theologians from all over the world will gather on 5-8 December 2006 in Cret-Berard (near Lausanne, Switzerland), to discuss why and to what extent the persistence of cruelty can be considered as an important theme for theological reflection.

  • 1 Dec 2006

    In an event co-sponsored by the thinktank Ekklesia, the Archbishop of York last night launched an outspoken assault on US and UK policy in Iraq, warning of the dangers of "militarism out of control", reports the Guardian newspaper.

  • 1 Dec 2006

    Call for promises over HIV/AIDS to be honoured

    -01/12/06

    A quarter of a century after t

    Call for promises over HIV/AIDS to be honoured

    -01/12/06

    A quarter of a century after t

  • 1 Dec 2006

    'Work a Miracle' appeal launched to tackle HIV/AIDS

    -01/12/06

    Over 250 young adults i

    'Work a Miracle' appeal launched to tackle HIV/AIDS

    -01/12/06

    Over 250 young adults i

  • 30 Nov 2006

    Help Africa by 'ending commercial trade in arms'

    -30/11/06

    One of the best ways to h

    Help Africa by 'ending commercial trade in arms'

    -30/11/06

    One of the best ways to h

  • 30 Nov 2006

    Hope sought for internally displaced Sudanese

    -30/11/06

    Displaced people from the sout

    Hope sought for internally displaced Sudanese

    -30/11/06

    Displaced people from the sout

  • 30 Nov 2006

    Pope backed into a corner on Turkey's EU ambitions

    -30/11/06

    On a vital diplomatic mi

    Pope backed into a corner on Turkey's EU ambitions

    -30/11/06

    On a vital diplomatic mi

  • 30 Nov 2006

    Collapse in West Africa not inevitable, says church agency

    -30/11/06

    A major US church

    Collapse in West Africa not inevitable, says church agency

    -30/11/06

    A major US church