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  • 29 Jun 2009

    The appointment of a Catholic nun as dean of San Francisco Theological Seminary marks a significant new stage in inter-church cooperation in the United States, say observers.

  • 29 Jun 2009

    The world is in the grip of a "virulent" new strain of anti-Semitism, says the Chief Rabbi of Orthodox Jews in Britain. Britain itself is facing an increasing number of anti-Semitic attacks.

  • 28 Jun 2009

    Public life demands ‘tough’ corporate attributes rather than what it labels ‘soft’ personal ones – like love and gratitude. Simon Barrow argues that the communal cultivation of loving relation is needed to help redirect the official anonymity of the social order.

  • 28 Jun 2009

    As Cardiff was officially announced as host for the second annual Armed Forces Day celebrations in 2010, the government was urged to develop a defence policy focused on conflict resolution.

  • 28 Jun 2009

    A South Korean grouping of churches is urging its member churches and organizations to join a campaign to give North Korean children milk and bread "without any precondition".

  • 27 Jun 2009

    A Christian organisation based in the United States has attracted international criticism after it posted a video on YouTube showing church elders trying to “cast out a spirit” from a gay sixteen-year-old.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    Today is the UK's first Armed Forces Day. It is a thinly veiled attempt to deflect scrutiny of politicians who have made disastrous decisions about war, says Symon Hill. But sentiment is no substitute for accountability.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    Church leaders in Northern Ireland are amongst those who have welcomed news that unionist paramilitaries have destroyed their weapons. The Ulster Volunteer Force has decommissioned its arsenal in front of independent witnesses.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    The UK's first Armed Forces Day has got underway this morning amidst controversy over the agenda behind it. Critics suggest that the government is using the Day to avoid the real issues around its military policies.

  • 26 Jun 2009

    Lancaster scientist and Anglican priest Canon Professor John Rodwell was yesterday awarded the 2009 President’s Medal by the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management.

  • 26 Jun 2009

    Palestinian refugees inject US$350 million into Lebanon’s economy every year despite being barred from many highly-paid professions, says a report by Association Najdeh

  • 26 Jun 2009

    A senior Church of Scotland minister has welcomed new climate change targets, but warned they were doomed to fail unless the people of Scotland were involved at a grassroots level.

  • 25 Jun 2009

    Teenagers in England are contributing £300 million each year to the economy, through voluntary work and donations to charity, a report by the Evangelical Alliance has found.

  • 25 Jun 2009

    Millions in developing and developed countries face growing hardship after Britain along with European countries and the US blocked a radical UN response to the global financial crisis.

  • 25 Jun 2009

    Former United States President Jimmy Carter has told Christian leaders in Jerusalem that he sees "new hope" for the developing peace process in the Middle East.