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  • 15 Dec 2006

    A smiling potato being auctioned off by a North Carolina church youth group to raise money for people in Sudan has brought in an additional 1,045 US dollars for the cause - after proving a surprise hit on eBay and among local donors.

  • 15 Dec 2006

    The leading international development agency Christian Aid (which works with people irrespective of creed or background) has teamed up with the Independent on Sunday newspaper in the UK to launch a Christmas appeal for funds to combat the impact of climate change on poor communities

  • 15 Dec 2006

    Muslim clerics from 25 African countries failed to reach agreement on the use of condoms in preventing HIV and AIDS at a recent meeting in Zanzibar - writes Frank Jomo for Ecumenical News International

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Christians welcome civil partnership in Ambridge

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    Christians welcome civil partnership in Ambridge

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  • 14 Dec 2006

    Local churches urged to support Advent pilgrimage to Bethlehem

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    Anglican, Ca

    Local churches urged to support Advent pilgrimage to Bethlehem

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    Anglican, Ca

  • 14 Dec 2006

    US churches seek reasoned debate on biotechnology industry

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    A major inter-chu

    US churches seek reasoned debate on biotechnology industry

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    A major inter-chu

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Indian Catholic bishops highlight plight of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities

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    Indian Catholic bishops highlight plight of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities

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  • 14 Dec 2006

    Operation Noah appoints front rank campaigner to push climate change action

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    Operation Noah appoints front rank campaigner to push climate change action

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  • 14 Dec 2006

    Tea day keeps justice issues on the boil

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    Long hours and arduous labour condit

    Tea day keeps justice issues on the boil

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    Long hours and arduous labour condit

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Spokespeople from a range of Christian organisations rallied to support a civil partnership storyline in long-running cult BBC radio soap opera 'The Archers' today - after Stephen Green of fringe group Christian Voice announced that the very thought made him 'queasy'.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Operation Noah, the churches' campaign to avert catastrophic climate change, has appointed Ann Pettifor, one of the architects of the widely-praised Jubilee 2000 anti-debt initiative, as its new Campaign Director.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Catholic Bishops in India have appealed for justice for the country's Muslim population as it faces increasing pressure from nationalists, alongside Christians. They have also highlighted the plight of Dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') and other minority communities.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and Orthodox leaders in England are asking parish churches and local congregations throughout the country to pray for ‚Äòthe little town of Bethlehem' as they approach the final week of Advent ‚Ä' the Church's season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    A major inter-church organisation in the United States is urging people of faith join the debate on stem cell research in a constructive way, to raise necessary questions about human "enhancement", to affirm the human purposes of biotechnology, and to press for adequate regulation of the companies shaping the future of this crucial industry.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Long hours and arduous labour conditions are the daily reality faced by tea plantation workers the world over, say campaigners who will be drawing attention to their plight on Saturday. The reality is that their wages tend to be among the lowest in the world, with some receiving less than £1 per day.