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  • 7 Dec 2006

    Christian Aid challenge Gordon Brown on climate change

    -07/12/06

    British-based interna

    Christian Aid challenge Gordon Brown on climate change

    -07/12/06

    British-based interna

  • 7 Dec 2006

    Christians welcome new dynamic of Iraq Study Group report

    -07/12/06

    The National Counc

    Christians welcome new dynamic of Iraq Study Group report

    -07/12/06

    The National Counc

  • 7 Dec 2006

    US Catholic bishops urge peaceful solutions in Lebanon

    -07/12/06

    The US Conference of

    US Catholic bishops urge peaceful solutions in Lebanon

    -07/12/06

    The US Conference of

  • 7 Dec 2006

    Concern for religious groups under new Russian law

    -07/12/06

    Concern has been raised o

    Concern for religious groups under new Russian law

    -07/12/06

    Concern has been raised o

  • 7 Dec 2006

    The National Council of Churches USA has said that the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group "generally resonate" with church leaders' recommendations, and has urged President Bush and the United States Congress "to understand the opportunity presented by this report."

  • 7 Dec 2006

    The US Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) international policy committee has sent a message to the American government urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to increase efforts with the international community to establish peace, stability and political reform in Lebanon.

  • 7 Dec 2006

    British-based international development agency Christian Aid called for much more radical action to tackle climate change, following UK Chancellor Gordon Brown's pre-budget report yesterday - which raised ‘green' taxes on motor and air travel and offered incentives for greener homes.

  • 6 Dec 2006

    England and Wales Catholic Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams have announced plans for an Advent visit to Bethlehem and East Jerusalem, reports Independent Catholic News.

  • 6 Dec 2006

    Church leaders in India, aware that Christian institutions are responsible for running many of the country's medical facilities, are deeply concerned that the world's second-most populous nation now has the most people with HIV and AIDS - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • 6 Dec 2006

    A range of church and development agencies, including the UK-based Christian Aid, are making emergency funds available to on-the-ground organisations dealing with the aftermath of last weeks typhoon in the Philippines.

  • 6 Dec 2006

    Pope Benedict XVI says he is looking to increased cooperation between Christians, and a stepped-up dialogue with Muslims, following his four-day visit to Turkey - writes Luigi Sandri for Ecumenical News International.

  • 6 Dec 2006

    Renewed violence in the Gaza Strip has exacerbated the humanitarian situation in a territory Palestinians call the "world's largest prison", say church and human rights organizations - writes Chris Herlinger for Ecumenical News International from Gaza City.

  • 5 Dec 2006

    The Vatican has issued a strong statement against the episcopal ordination of Fr John Wang Renlei on 30 November 2006, at Xuzhou in the province of Jiangsu, China.

  • 5 Dec 2006

    As Christmas approaches, Australian families are turning to church financial counsellors in increasing numbers who say that a new set of families has emerged who need help: those with steady income, but unmanageable debts.

  • 5 Dec 2006

    On the day that UK Prime Minister Blair declared that Britain could not afford to be without weapons on mass destruction, and that nuclear arms constitute a "final insurance policy", leading church leaders urged him to think again.