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  • 30 Dec 2006

    The auxiliary bishop of the Chaldeans in Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, has called on fellow-believers to “continue to pray for peace across the world and today especially in Iraq” following the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein at 6.10am today.

  • 30 Dec 2006

    Following the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein earlier this morning(30 December 2006), the general secretary of the World Council of Churches issued a statement asking God to grant the nation of Iraq "the mercy, justice and compassion that it has long been denied" and "an end to fear and death that marked Saddam Hussein's rule and that continue now".

  • 30 Dec 2006

    Leaders of Iraq's various communities living in exile have expressed continuing concerns over the possibility of more sectarian violence following the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein, says Journal Chretien in France

  • 30 Dec 2006

    Iraqi exiles are concerned about post-execution backlash

    -30/12/06

    Leaders of Iraq's

    Iraqi exiles are concerned about post-execution backlash

    -30/12/06

    Leaders of Iraq's

  • 30 Dec 2006

    Killing goes on as Saddam Hussein is executed and churches pray

    -30/12/06

    The auxiliar

    Killing goes on as Saddam Hussein is executed and churches pray

    -30/12/06

    The auxiliar

  • 30 Dec 2006

    WCC seeks peace and justice in Iraq after dictator's demise

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    WCC seeks peace and justice in Iraq after dictator's demise

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  • 29 Dec 2006

    A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department today to support positive American engagement in achieving a bipartisan peace agreement in the Middle East.

  • 28 Dec 2006

    Two Beirut-based writers and activists have been awarded the 2006 Pax Christi International Peace Prize for their efforts to promote justice and reconciliation in the Middle East and around the world - reports the Daily Star newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • 28 Dec 2006

    Beirut writers win Pax Christi International Peace Prize

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    Two Beirut-based wr

    Beirut writers win Pax Christi International Peace Prize

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    Two Beirut-based wr

  • 27 Dec 2006

    The peace churches that together constitute the North American relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) are putting money and effort into post-war reconstruction in the Lebanon. But what is most required is an end to the conflict that has fuelled human misery in recent months, its on-the-ground partners say.

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Christmas celebrations for Christians went off peacefully across the majority Islamic nation of Indonesia - with the help of Muslim organizations.

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

  • 26 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says that the care he saw being given to a baby from an economically deprived family in Bethlehem during his pilgrimage there was a shining reminder of the Christmas message ‚Ä' that God's revolutionary love comes to us as a gift, in the face of all life's trials and joys.

  • 26 Dec 2006

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc