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  • 24 Jul 2007

    South Africa's former minister of police in the last apartheid era government, Adriaan Vlok, and the police chief under his watch, Johann van der Merwe, are to be charged with attempted murder of a church leader.

  • 23 Jul 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has received an award from UK parliamentarians for his work in helping to promote ecologically friendly causes - including a Church of England carbon-cutting campaign.

  • 23 Jul 2007

    The Vatican City State governate has opened a new internet portal, to meet the needs of the ever-increasing numbers of pilgrims and tourists, and to increase its public relations capacities.

  • 23 Jul 2007

    Malaysian Christians have expressed fresh worries that the government may be infringing the basics of religious freedom, after the country's deputy prime minister described Malaysia as "an Islamic state"

  • 21 Jul 2007

    At the root of death-dealing religion and ideology is fear, says Simon Barrow. The biggest challenge we face today is how to challenge cultures of death from within, replacing the logic of the sword with an invitation to life.

  • 20 Jul 2007

    Nobel Peace Laureate and ex-Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to chair a global group of “elders” who will visit some of the world’s conflict zones to offer experience, wisdom, and advice on moving toward non-violent solutions.

  • 20 Jul 2007

    Third Way magazine, a Christian current affairs and culture magazine, has joined the publishing group which puts out the independent Church of England weekly paper, the Church Times. But it intends to retain its radical edge.

  • 19 Jul 2007

    People in the Clifton Catholic Diocese in southwest England have received an invitation to the Bristol Islamic Cultural Fayre on Sunday 22 July. Participants hope it will build inter-faith cooperation on ecology and other issues.

  • 19 Jul 2007

    Despite having a different faith tradition to the Christian majority in the United States, Muslim Americans share much in common with other US religious groups, including white evangelical Protestants, a new study has found.

  • 18 Jul 2007

    The outspoken Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down as the country faces deepening political and economic woes - and new reports of abuses come through.

  • 18 Jul 2007

    Shepherds in the Palestinian village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills have been working to preserve their livelihood in the face of threats from Israeli settlers, Christian Peacemaker Teams at At-Tuwani reports.

  • 18 Jul 2007

    Christian and civil rights groups have expressed delight at an employment tribunal decision in favour of a gay youth worker who has won his discrimination claim against the Bishop of Hereford. There are calls for the bishop to resign.

  • 17 Jul 2007

    Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda, a Roman Catholic woman from Zimbabwe, is to be the new general secretary of the World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - a major international NGO located in 125 countries.

  • 17 Jul 2007

    Four hundred Christians from a variety of traditions will gather in Swanwick, Derbyshire, next weekend )from 20 - 22 July) for a vocational and campaigning conference entitled 'Called to be Peacemakers - Who Me?'

  • 17 Jul 2007

    The US Church of the Bretheren, an Anabaptist denomination, has called for the outlawing of depleted uranium weapons and has backed anti-war initiatives from Christian Peacemaker Teams and the World Council of Churches.