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  • 13 Dec 2006

    UK visit to Bethlehem welcomed by local church and civic leaders

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    UK visit to Bethlehem welcomed by local church and civic leaders

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  • 13 Dec 2006

    Pioneering US peace tax fund director is remembered

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    Marian Hilda Claassen Fr

    Pioneering US peace tax fund director is remembered

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    Marian Hilda Claassen Fr

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Archbishop Tutu laments Israeli block on his fact-finding mission

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    Archbishop Tutu laments Israeli block on his fact-finding mission

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    South Afri

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Marian Hilda Claassen Franz, the first full-time director of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund (NCPTF) in the United States, died last month, aged 76, after a two-year struggle with cancer ‚Ä' reports J. Daryl Byler of Mennonite Central Committee, the North American peace church development and relief organisation.

  • 13 Dec 2006

    South African Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says it is distressing that Israel blocked a planned mission by him and British professor Christine Chinkin to investigate the killing of 19 Palestinian civilians by Israeli shells - writes Peter Kenny for Ecumenical News International.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Theologians confront the roots of cruel and degrading treatment

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    Theologians confront the roots of cruel and degrading treatment

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  • 12 Dec 2006

    Sainsbury's goes bananas over Fairtrade

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    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirm

    Sainsbury's goes bananas over Fairtrade

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    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirm

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Dispute over public religious symbols in Romania

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    Dispute over public religious symbols in Romania

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    Churches in Romania have de

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Church agencies help with aftermath of Philippines super-typhoon

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    Church agencies help with aftermath of Philippines super-typhoon

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  • 12 Dec 2006

    Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirmed that today's announcement by supermarket chain Sainsbury's that all its banana supplies will be Fairtrade certified, is the biggest ever commitment to date by a single company anywhere in the world.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    The image, message and reality of the crucixion of Jesus Christ "calls us [Christians] not to glorify, but to attend to the suffering in the world and to struggle for its elimination," said the participants of a recent theological consultation on cruelty organized by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Church and development agencies are battling against more typhoons and heavy rains in their efforts to bring relief to poor communities across the central Philippines regions hit by last week's super typhoon.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Churches in Romania have denounced calls from an anti-discrimination body for a French-style ban on religious symbols from schools in order to protect the state's secular character and ensure "freedom of conscience" for pupils - Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.