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  • 11 Dec 2006

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

    -11/12/06

    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

    -11/12/06

    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Anglican-founded InclusiveChurch network has said that a broad based Church of England should not allow itself to be "held to ransom" by a number of mainly conservative evangelical parishes who are reportedly intending to set up an alternative episcopal jurisdiction using retired bishops to provide their own, separate ministry within the Church

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Witness magazine, which has reflected a substantial history of Christian involvement in peace and justice issues dating back to its inception in 1917, is ceasing publication, the Episcopal Church Publishing Company (ECPC) board decided at its recent meeting in Washington DC, USA.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Secularity as an ecumenical virtue

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Why university Christians should not reduce faith to cultural conflict

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Episcopal bishop arrested in US anti-war protest

    -10/12/06

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus

    Episcopal bishop arrested in US anti-war protest

    -10/12/06

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Chilean dictator dies without remorse for his victims

    -10/12/06

    General Augusto Pinoch

    Chilean dictator dies without remorse for his victims

    -10/12/06

    General Augusto Pinoch

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Congolese Mennonites welcome successful election process

    -10/12/06

    Mennonites in the D

    Congolese Mennonites welcome successful election process

    -10/12/06

    Mennonites in the D

  • 10 Dec 2006

    General Augusto Pinochet, the dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, has died in hospital of heart failure, aged 91 - having escaped numerous attempts to charge him for murder, human rights abuses, fraud involving 28 million US dollars, and corruption.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Mennonites in the Democratic Republic of Congo are relieved that their country successfully held national elections this year after decades of corrupt dictatorship and two recent wars - writes Tim Shenk.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Bishop Marc Handley Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California in the USA has been arrested for blocking the front door of the San Francisco federal building to protest against the deaths caused by the Iraq war - writes Mary Frances Schjonberg for the Episcopal News Service (ENS).

  • 9 Dec 2006

    Christianity is a radical call to peacemaking, says Norman Kember

    -09/12/06

    By Nor

    Christianity is a radical call to peacemaking, says Norman Kember

    -09/12/06

    By Nor

  • 9 Dec 2006

    This week 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.

  • 9 Dec 2006

    Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an official cease-fire - reports Ecumenical News International.

  • 8 Dec 2006

    UK government asked to keep up pressure on World Bank

    -08/12/06

    The British-based inte

    UK government asked to keep up pressure on World Bank

    -08/12/06

    The British-based inte