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  • 12 Jan 2007

    Two years after the signing of a peace agreement to end a 21-year-long civil war in Sudan, some church leaders in south Sudan are urging eventual secession for their region, saying Khartoum has failed to make unity attractive - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.

  • 11 Jan 2007

    Christians around the US will join others tonight at hundreds of meetings to protest against the announcement by President Bush last night to send 21,500 extra US troops to Iraq.

  • 11 Jan 2007

    A village priest has been killed by thieves after Christmas Eve services marked by the Russian Orthodox Church on 6 January 2007, in the second violent death of a cleric to shake the church in just over a month

  • 11 Jan 2007

    Evangelical aid agency Tearfund is calling on the European Union (EU) to renew targeted sanctions against the country.

  • 11 Jan 2007

    The Rt Revd Alan Harper, Bishop of Connor has been elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland by the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland.

  • 11 Jan 2007

    Let's be clear about this: I am opposed to the use of violence to resolve political, cultural, social, ideological, or theological disputes. Or any dispute for that matter. I can never agree with militant Palestinian leaders who rationalize the use of terror as a legitimate form of armed struggle against oppression and occupation.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Let Justice Roll, a nonpartisan coalition of ninety faith and community organizations in the USA, has sent a 'living wage' letter to members of the newly constituted Congress - signed by more than 1,000 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from across the country.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Poland's Roman Catholic bishops have urged the media to respect the decision of a top archbishop to resign due to accusations that he acted as an informer for Poland's former communist secret police - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Lobbyists trying to derail recent UK equalities legislation because of their vociferous opposition to homosexuality do not represent the majority of Christians or people of faith, let alone most people in Britain, critics of protests against the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) have said.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    More questions are being raised about the agendas of Evangelical lobby and campaign groups in universities after it emerged that Exeter University's Evangelical Christian Union initiated legal action against its own students' union and university - although it was aware that the sanctions they were protesting against were no longer in force.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    More questions are being raised about the agendas of Evangelical lobby and campaign groups in universities after it emerged that Exeter University's Evangelical Christian Union issued proceedings against its own students' union and university - although it was aware that the sanctions they were protesting against were no longer in force.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Ugandans are celebrating the birth of a new circle of four Mennonite churches in southwestern Uganda. The churches, inaugurated in December 2006, are the result of development efforts begun in June 2004, by the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC).

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Religious groups opposed to homosexuality have failed in their attempt to encourage British peers to scrap new rules providing lesbian and gay people with the same protection against discrimination as have been enjoyed by faith groups since 1998.

  • 9 Jan 2007

    Anxious claims about anti-Christian discrimination come under scrutiny

  • 9 Jan 2007

    Almost all the churches in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka shunned Christmas celebrations due to a refugee crisis in their war-stricken region ‚Ä' writes Anto Akkara of ENI.