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  • 28 May 2008

    Ten years on from a terrible act of violence in conflict-torn Colombia, the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is supporting the victims' families in their quest for justice.

  • 28 May 2008

    Only a fortnight after releasing their debut album of plainchant, the Cistercian monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz in Austria have reached number one on the UK Classics charts and number nine in the pop, rock and and dance charts.

  • 28 May 2008

    After decades of debate and argument, the Anglican Church in Australia now have one female bishop, and they will get a second within 10 days of the first woman's consecration.

  • 27 May 2008

    Globalisation constructed as top-down control and the triumph of the powerful needs to be disrupted by a different and gentler logic, says Simon Barrow. But will we choose Pentecost or Babel?

  • 27 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will enter Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinian by Israeli shells in November 2006.

  • 27 May 2008

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will jump out of an aeroplane today to raise money for the families of soldiers killed or injured in Afghanistan. The Archbishop was one of the most prominent opponents of the war in Iraq.

  • 27 May 2008

    Detainees at the US Military Prison in Guantánamo will finally get their day in court today (Tuesday) after a direct action by campaigners.

  • 27 May 2008

    A British charity has said that children in post-conflict areas are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers. The abuse involves children as young as six.

  • 27 May 2008

    The Dalai Lama has had a series of meetings in the UK, with figures including Gordon Brown, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Prince Charles.

  • 27 May 2008

    The leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has praised an initiative by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia for a reinforced dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • 23 May 2008

    Gordon Brown will meet the Dalai Lama at Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, today. The British Prime Minister has been accused of "kow-towing" to China by meeting the exiled Tibetan leader in his capacity as a spiritual leader.

  • 23 May 2008

    Hopes for a global agreement to outlaw cluster bombs have been given a boost after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for a total ban on the use of the weapons by the British military.

  • 23 May 2008

    Lutherans in America have expressed concern over the impact of immigration enforcement raids on children and families in the US. They say that US immigration law is 'badly broken' and in desperate need of reform.

  • 23 May 2008

    More than 40 foreigners have been killed in gang attacks in South Africa in the last week. Several thousand terrified immigrants are now reported to have fled the country, says Christian development agency World Vision.

  • 23 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has addressed the 61st World Health Assembly which ends in Geneva tomorrow. Holding up a t-shirt proclaiming "HIV Positive Kids Need Treatment," he highlighted the need to address the challenges