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  • 19 Dec 2006

    The aid organization SOS Habitat has raised the alarm over fears that the Angolan authorities may swoop on poor families over the Christmas period, forcing them onto the streets.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Recently I have had the great pleasure of meeting up again, for the first time since March 2006, with Jim Loney from Canada and Harmeeet Singh Sooden from New Zealand. One year ago this weekend we were companions in kidnap and held in close confinement in Baghdad where we had gone as members of a Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegation.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    The upcoming English church leaders' visit to Bethlehem reminds us that the world is mired in violence and insecurity, and that it is in just such a world that God came to accompany us in Jesus, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said in a talk for BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought today.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    The future of the 77 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion was complicated further last night (16 December 2006) with the announcement that two large evangelical congregations in the US have voted to break away from the Episcopal Church, primarily because of its decision three years ago to consecrate a gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Christmas is about God sharing our insecurity, says archbishop

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    The upcoming

    Christmas is about God sharing our insecurity, says archbishop

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    The upcoming

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Bethlehem peacebuilding school threatened with closure

    -18/12/06

    As UK church leaders

    Bethlehem peacebuilding school threatened with closure

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    As UK church leaders

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Two US Episcopal congregations opt for anti-gay Nigerian oversight

    -18/12/06

    The futur

    Two US Episcopal congregations opt for anti-gay Nigerian oversight

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    The futur

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Europe needs dialogue and shared values, say church leaders

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    An ecumenical (i

    Europe needs dialogue and shared values, say church leaders

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    An ecumenical (i

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Nicaraguan leader seeks church support over IMF on anti-poverty action

    -18/12/06

    Nicar

    Nicaraguan leader seeks church support over IMF on anti-poverty action

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    Nicar

  • 18 Dec 2006

    World Vision connects with virtual poverty

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    International relief and developme

    World Vision connects with virtual poverty

    -18/12/06

    International relief and developme

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Mennonites bring typhoon relief to storm-hit Vietnamese

    -18/12/06

    A North American pea

    Mennonites bring typhoon relief to storm-hit Vietnamese

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    A North American pea

  • 18 Dec 2006

    International relief and development charity, World Vision, has joined the successful online virtual world, Second Life, to bring to life its Alternative Gift Catalogue http://www.greatgifts.org/GiftSelection/home.aspx through an interactive 3D developing community village.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    A North American peace church aid and development organization which opposed the US war with Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s, and has continued to build positive relations ever since, is providing 30,000 US dollars worth of help to communities affected by Typhoon Xangsane in the central region of the country.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    As UK church leaders prepare for a pilgrimage to the beleagured city, news has emerged that a peacebuilding school in Bethlehem which welcomes Muslim, Christian and Jewish girls and boys has been told that part of their building is due to be demolished by the huge Israeli 'security wall' being constructed around the town.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    An ecumenical (inter-church) consultation of senior Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican leaders has issued a statement to Europe's major politicians ‚Ä' arguing that constructive dialogue among peoples, religions and civic institutions is the way forward for the continent and the EU, underpinned by political pluralism and neutrality.