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  • 6 Sep 2010

    Land rights in Brazil have fuelled conflict at every level within the country for more than 500 years, writes Pascale Palmer, exploring the issues that lie behind Brazil’s “agricultural miracle” and the struggle to feed the planet in the face of both need and greed.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    If you've ever campaigned for political change you've probably had someone tell you to “live in the real world”. But witnessing to the truth that Jesus taught involves acting in accordance with the realities our society denies.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    Kate O'Sullivan, a customer at Tony Blair's book signing in Dublin, attempted to make a citizen's arrest for war crimes in relation to the invasion of Iraq.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    Amnesty International has welcomed the police action leading to the rescue of a number of suspected victims of trafficking, after raids on Belfast brothels.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    A bid to reverse the coalition government’s refusal to abolish the Act of Settlement has been mounted by an SNP MP ahead of the Pope's visit.

  • 5 Sep 2010

    A group of Catholic bishops have lead a "green pilgrimage" reflecting a theme chosen by Pope Benedict XVI for the 2010 World Day of Peace.

  • 4 Sep 2010

    The Anglican Archbishop of York has said that the government is not responding effectively to new pan-European attempts to tackle sex trafficking.

  • 4 Sep 2010

    Germany is remembering the "father of Protestant media" on the centenary of his birth and paying tribute to his strong belief in journalistic independence.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    Christian International education charity Feed the Minds (FTM) has announced the launch of a new initiative to mark International Literacy Day.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    With cuts in civil legal aid due to hit asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups, the Methodist Church has urged the government to rethink.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    Voters are weary of spin, contemptuous of the moral deformities of "being on-message" and disillusioned with the journey from managerial "what works" politics to the messianic certainties, says Jill Segger. A different compass is needed in Labour's leadership election and elsewhere in British politics.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    Anglicans worldwide are in a tangle over structure and belief, says Savi Hensman. However, for those ready and willing to engage with others, not simply debating specific issues but exploring underlying beliefs about God and love of neighbour, and the spiritual journeys that underpin faith, there may be opportunities to learn and grow.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive education has launched its 2010 Award for 'good examples' of schools that welcome and involve all.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in South Africa have urged the government to withdraw and redraft a proposed restrictive media law.

  • 3 Sep 2010

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has made an impassioned plea to keep a Malawian mother and daughter in Scotland.