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  • 29 Jun 2010

    A major conference is to examine the church's attitudes to disability and its failure to include disabled children and adults.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    The former leader of Germany's Protestant's, the Rev Margot Kässmann, has criticised her country's government in an interview for cut-backs affecting the poorest in society.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    South African President Jacob Zuma appears to have patched up a quarrel with the South African Council of Churches, a key body in the struggle against apartheid

  • 29 Jun 2010

    Church of Sweden Archbishop Anders Wejryd, has reminded Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling whom he married recently, that they are not indispensable.

  • 29 Jun 2010

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Christians are planning an organised and visible presence at the upcoming Pride march through the streets of London this weekend.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    The WCC General Secretary and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have met in Moscow to discuss the relationship of the Orthodox to the churches globally.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    A unique survey—which compares reactions in both Britain and Northern Ireland to the recent apology by British prime minister David Cameron over the events of Bloody Sunday—shows that a majority of people are positive about the gesture.

  • 28 Jun 2010

    Is the Christian community so focused on other-worldly realities that its sees engagement with the earthly realities of food and agriculture as the domain of food agencies and supermarkets? The resounding answer is ‘No’. The National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN), a liaison body of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, is taking up the issue this summer when its annual conference in Derbyshire 16-18 July takes the theme: Our Daily Bread – Food Security, People and Planet.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    A Native American leader wants a global Protestant body to create a truth and reconciliation commission to redress unjust Church involvement in the cultural assimilation of indigenous peoples.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    The church does not have a monopoly on God but must serve humanity with extravagant hospitality and humility, the new Vice-President of the Methodist Conference has told the Church's annual gathering.

  • 26 Jun 2010

    Ahead of the G8 meeting in Canada this weekend, religious leaders from across the world have issued a statement calling for the fulfillment of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

  • 26 Jun 2010

    A page of resources from Ekklesia to help churches and other civil society groups and individuals engage with Armed Forces Day in a way that more accurately reflects the belief of many that war is no solution - and indeed that what we need are more unarmed services - those with professional conflict transformation and resolution skills - operating in conflict zones.

  • 26 Jun 2010

    As hundreds of local events and a massive media campaign get underway for the second Armed Forces Day, peace-building NGOs are urging government to invest in conflict transformation.