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  • 16 Jul 2007

    Pax Christi (the Catholic peace movement), the Fellowship of Reconciliation and St Ethelberga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation are co-hosts of an evening in central London looking at nonviolence in the midst of conflict.

  • 16 Jul 2007

    Church Action on Poverty has expressed satisfaction at Prime Minister Gordon Brown's recent announcement to review, and quite possibly to­ scrap, controversial plans for a Manchester super-casino.

  • 16 Jul 2007

    British MPs have been warned by Christian Aid, at a special briefing at the House of Commons, that unless the UK government commits to reducing emissions by 80% by 2050 millions of people in the developing world will suffer.

  • 16 Jul 2007

    A new document authorised by Pope Benedict XVI restating Roman Catholic views that Protestant denominations are not churches "in the proper sense" has been criticised as setting back the quest for Christian unity.

  • 14 Jul 2007

    In today’s world of rapid change and widespread insecurity, many people look to the Bible to provide them with certainty, says Savi Hensman. But this is a misleading and dangerous way to approach the text - and life.

  • 14 Jul 2007

    Gordon Brown, artfully manoeuvred into Downing Street, will have little room to operate in for the social justice agenda. But what space there is will be created by the power of imagination, says Simon Barrow. Look at the example of Northern Ireland.

  • 14 Jul 2007

    In order to fight poverty, Africa needs to mobilize similar efforts to those rallied against colonialism, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Dr Samuel Kobia has told Tanzanian church leaders.

  • 14 Jul 2007

    Methodists all over Britain will mark Lent 2008 by only shopping for essential items. They will try to reduce their carbon footprint and focus on the essentials of life, raising awareness of the true cost of consumerism.

  • 10 Jul 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain is seeking to offer help with the often hidden mental health issues and problems faced within society at large - and not least within the churches. Its concern is for carers as well as suffers.

  • 10 Jul 2007

    Representatives of African, European and Middle Eastern churches and bodies working on migration issues associated with the World Council of Churches (WCC) are geared up for a ground-breaking United Nations forum on migration.

  • 10 Jul 2007

    The church development agency CAFOD, says that the world’s newest nation in the 21st century, East Timor, has been successful in running its first election . Now the Timorese Government must start delivering for the poor.

  • 10 Jul 2007

    On 14 July Christian Aid will launch the longest ever UK protest march, backed by celebrities including singers Lemar and Amy Macdonald and actors Leonardo Di Caprio and Katie Leung, as part of its 'Climate Changed' campaign.

  • 9 Jul 2007

    A Christian health organization in India has warned that new official statistics showing a fall in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the south Asian country should not lead to people lowering their guard.

  • 7 Jul 2007

    Gordon Brown has been challenged by Scottish Catholic Cardinal Keith O'Brien for not including mention of the repeal of the Act of Settlement, which ensures only a Protestant can take the British throne, in constitutional proposals.

  • 7 Jul 2007

    An alliance of southern African Christian organizations has called for the African Union and other bodies on the continent to help stop human rights violations being perpetrated on Zimbabweans by the country's government.