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  • 23 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has told the people of Bethlehem that neither they, nor the pressures that they live under are forgotten in the West. During a pilgrimage to Bethlehem where he has joined three other senior English church leaders, Dr Williams addressed the city's civic representatives, stressing that problems had to be solved by people working together.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Church leaders preparing for Christmas, people who justify violence in the name of religion, and protagonists of anti-gay causes in the Anglican Communion and elsewhere, woke up to a shock this morning ‚Ä' far more people in Britain think that religion causes harm and division than good, according to an ICM survey conducted on 12-13 December for The Guardian newspaper.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Bethlehem will not be forgotten, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -23/12/06

    The Archbisho

    Bethlehem will not be forgotten, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -23/12/06

    The Archbisho

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Fears of Mugabe-style slum clearances in Angola over Christmas

    -23/12/06

    Angolan autho

    Fears of Mugabe-style slum clearances in Angola over Christmas

    -23/12/06

    Angolan autho

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Churches support Sri Lanka anti-war movement appeal

    -23/12/06

    The church-backed Nation

    Churches support Sri Lanka anti-war movement appeal

    -23/12/06

    The church-backed Nation

  • 23 Dec 2006

    New UK opinion poll shows continuing collapse of 'Christendom'

    -23/12/06

    Church lead

    New UK opinion poll shows continuing collapse of 'Christendom'

    -23/12/06

    Church lead

  • 22 Dec 2006

    While media attention has focussed on the charging yesterday of a 48-year-old man with the murder of five women in eastern England, community organisations ‚Ä' including projects and individuals identified with the National Christian Alliance on Prostitution (NCAP) ‚Ä' say that the reality of sex work in Britain and its impact needs to be faced more honestly.

  • 22 Dec 2006

    We need bridges not walls in Israel-Palestine, say UK church leaders

    -22/12/06

    The Isr

    We need bridges not walls in Israel-Palestine, say UK church leaders

    -22/12/06

    The Isr

  • 22 Dec 2006

    A Bolivian NGO backed by church and other development groups has almost totally eradicated death-in-childbirth and significantly diminished infant mortality in one of the poorest regions of the country.

  • 22 Dec 2006

    Kenyan church leaders alarmed at growth of sex tourism

    -22/12/06

    Church leaders in Ken

    Kenyan church leaders alarmed at growth of sex tourism

    -22/12/06

    Church leaders in Ken

  • 22 Dec 2006

    We need to face the reality of prostitution, says Christian network

    -22/12/06

    While me

    We need to face the reality of prostitution, says Christian network

    -22/12/06

    While me

  • 22 Dec 2006

    Church leaders in Kenya have called for action following a report showing that sex tourism and sexual exploitation of children have reached an alarming proportion on the coast of the East African country where thousands of foreigners and local tourists celebrate Christmas and the New Year - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.

  • 22 Dec 2006

    The Israeli separation wall is "a sign of all that is wrong in the human heart", the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said today in Bethlehem - calling for bridges rather than barriers to deal with problems of violence and division.

  • 22 Dec 2006

    A Bolivian NGO backed by church and other development groups has almost totally eradicated death-in-childbirth and significantly diminished infant mortality in one of the poorest regions of the country.

  • 21 Dec 2006

    How the God of Jesus spells the death of empire