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  • 30 Oct 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the British government’s Climate Change Bill but says it fears that a vital opportunity has been missed. It says that tougher CO2 emission targets are essential.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Supporters of I Count, the campaign of Stop Climate Chaos, have visited Downing Street to hand in 150,000 petition cards demanding the UK Government does all it can to tackle climate change.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    A copper mining company is selling Zambia short while generating huge profits from the country’s finite natural resource, according to evidence in a report published today by three major development organisations. It calls on Vedanta and its major UK investors to rectify the situation before current contract renegotiations with Zambia are concluded.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    The Government’s chief minister for standards in schools, Lord Adonis, is to address head teachers and governors of Church of England schools at a conference in Harrogate next month.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Thirty scholars and theologians from Asia and the United States gathered from 23-25 October 2007 at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), for a historic Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum with a focus on global reconciliation.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    The Environment Secretary’s failure to commit to a higher target for binding emissions cuts by 2050 risks undermining international efforts to find a solution to this growing global threat, Christian Aid has said.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Christian homelessness charity Housing Justice and the Connection at St Martin in the Fields have announced details of the annual service of commemoration for homeless people who have died in the past year.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has received police permission for a demonstration on the Mall as the Saudi head of state King Abdullah rides in ceremony towards Buckingham Palace tomorrow morning. Human rights protests are also predicted.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Catholic bishops in the Philippines have renewed their attacks on corruption following reports that staff of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who now faces a new impeachment bid, have bribed congress representatives, governors and mayors.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Yorkshire, the English county famous for cricket, the War of the Roses and a Monty Python sketch where a group of men compete for the worst story about childhood deprivation, has taken Britain's first black archbishop to heart - voting him Man of the Year.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    Pluralistic societies offer the church opportunity and challenge, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Tobago told leaders of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches last week. He called for an all-embracing liberation theology.

  • 29 Oct 2007

    A Christian church in central Jerusalem which is used by several different groups survived an arson attack last week as a result of prompt action by Jewish neighbours who called the emergency services and stopped the potentially lethal fire spreading.

  • 29 Oct 2007

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  • 28 Oct 2007

    The spread of HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean is one of the major issues now facing churches in the region, says Gerard Granado, general secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches.

  • 27 Oct 2007

    British Christians concerned with the environment will be invited to put their commitments where their convictions are next weekend, at a conference to be held at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre.