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  • 19 Dec 2006

    Women have borne the brunt of the cruel devastation of war in the Congo and still
    live with huge scars ‚Ä' writes Judy Amunga of Nairobi, Kenya, who participated in a recent Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to the East of the country.

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Mounting casualties among displaced civilians in what the United Nations says is indiscriminate shelling in the war raging in Sri Lanka's east, have spurred churches to join protests demanding an end to the shelling in civilian areas - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • 19 Dec 2006

    As violence continues to make life intolerable for many people in Iraq, Pope Benedict XVI, head of th world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, has made an appeal to the international community for direct assistance to those forced to leave their homes as a result of the "dramatic situation" in the country.

  • 19 Dec 2006

    On the eve of the English church leaders' pilgrimage to Bethlehem, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has paid tribute to Shoah survivor and educator Elie Weiesel and has expressed distaste at the revisionist Holocaust Conference which took place last week in Teheran, Iran.

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Fears for the safety of displaced people in Angola

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    The aid organization SOS

    Fears for the safety of displaced people in Angola

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    The aid organization SOS

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Churches are helping to give Congolese women a voice

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    Women have borne the br

    Churches are helping to give Congolese women a voice

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    Women have borne the br

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Archbishop of Canterbury honours Holocaust survivor and educator

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    On the eve

    Archbishop of Canterbury honours Holocaust survivor and educator

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    On the eve

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Pope calls for global assistance to Iraqi refugees

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    As violence continues to

    Pope calls for global assistance to Iraqi refugees

    -19/12/06

    As violence continues to

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Broadcaster says atheism is not the answer to our prayers

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    Writer and broadca

    Broadcaster says atheism is not the answer to our prayers

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    Writer and broadca

  • 19 Dec 2006

    Sr Lankan Christians appeal against shelling of civilians

    -19/12/06

    Mounting casualtie

    Sr Lankan Christians appeal against shelling of civilians

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    Mounting casualtie

  • 19 Dec 2006

    The aid organization SOS Habitat has raised the alarm over fears that the Angolan authorities may swoop on poor families over the Christmas period, forcing them onto the streets.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Recently I have had the great pleasure of meeting up again, for the first time since March 2006, with Jim Loney from Canada and Harmeeet Singh Sooden from New Zealand. One year ago this weekend we were companions in kidnap and held in close confinement in Baghdad where we had gone as members of a Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) delegation.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    The upcoming English church leaders' visit to Bethlehem reminds us that the world is mired in violence and insecurity, and that it is in just such a world that God came to accompany us in Jesus, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams said in a talk for BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought today.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    The future of the 77 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion was complicated further last night (16 December 2006) with the announcement that two large evangelical congregations in the US have voted to break away from the Episcopal Church, primarily because of its decision three years ago to consecrate a gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

  • 18 Dec 2006

    Christmas is about God sharing our insecurity, says archbishop

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    The upcoming

    Christmas is about God sharing our insecurity, says archbishop

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    The upcoming