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  • 20 Nov 2007

    Peace and justice advocate Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land has met with former US President Jimmy Carter to discuss initiatives relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • 20 Nov 2007

    British mining corporations supported by the UK government, such as Vedanta Resources, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, are complicit in human rights abuse while making huge profits in developing countries.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    The debate about religion in public life is often cantankerous, says Simon Barrow. But a constructive new pamphlet on secularism from the Humanist Philosophers' Group shows us that a better standard of discussion is possible.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation on an 18-21 November 2007 visit to the Southeast Asian country has heard testimonies from families of people who have been abducted, tortured and killed - including church and human rights workers.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    A challenging new programme has been launched to help church congregations engage with poverty and social injustice in Britain. It is backed by a wide range of church bodies, and also the religion and society think-tank Ekklesia.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Christian Aid today (Monday) launched an appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who urgently need food, shelter, clothing and medical help following the cyclone in Bangladesh.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    It is time that the Church of England faced up to the widespread public concern surrounding church schools and stopped trying to pretend that fear about Church schools comes only from a vociferous anti-religious minority.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    In what will be a blow to both church and government which has supported new church schools, the results of the survey conducted by Opinion Research Business (ORB) on behalf of the Church show widespread distrust of church schools.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Young Catholics are being urged to follow the example of Mahatma Gandhi as they gather for National Youth Sunday. A new DVD, produced for National Youth Sunday, in association with Catholic Youth Services (CYS) and Pax Christi explores the themes of non-violence, peacemaking and justice.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Commuters amongst others will have the opportunity to reflect on Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est this Advent, courtesy of the British Jesuits.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Governments will today (Nov 19) be accused of denying millions of people in the developing world a simple medical breakthrough – sanitation - that transformed British society 150 years ago. A new report from Christian development agency Tearfund calls for a Global Action Plan.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Nobel Peace Laureate and South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says that Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams should be tackling homophobia in the church and making it a welcoming place for lesbian and gay people.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Coastal communities in Bangladesh and north-east India scrambled to shelters as a category 4 cyclone, with wind speeds of around 150 mph, caused devastation over the weekend - with nearly 3,000 dead, and the total likely to move toward 10,000.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    The case of a Sikh pupil suspended from a Welsh school for wearing a wrist bangle is now likely to go to judicial review after the school concerned refused to adopt a more flexible dress policy and is seeking further legal advice.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Every year 19th November is World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day falls on the day in 1792 when the Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals was patented. But campaigners say it also a day to celebrate the humble, yet vitally important, toilet and to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. You can give a toilet through Christian Aid here