Pope Benedict XVI has told a gathering of academics that science should serve rather than enslave humanity, warning that the reduction of human beings and nature to mere 'objects' is not good for the spirit of reasoned enquiry.
Churches of all denominations across Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to mark Autism Sunday and the International Day of Prayer for those living with autism and Asperger's Syndrome on Sunday 10 February 2008.
A commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being held today in the presence of the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering and a range of guests, including around 150 parliamentarians.
Over 300 people crowded in to Exeter Cathedral last week to attend an innovative Climate Challenge Festival. ‘Hope Rising’ was organised by churches and Christian agencies to think about global warming in practical ways.
Tory leader David Cameron has refused to condemn parents who pretend that they have Christian beliefs in order to win places in church schools. His comments came in an interview for the Times newspaper.
Church agencies in Britain will be combining efforts during Poverty and Homelessness Action Week, from 26 January to 3 February, to highlight both the human face of inequality and the need to make it a public policy priority.
The BBC are to broadcast a new prime time series about the days before Jesus' crucifixion which it is suggested will attract audiences of ten million. The series follows several other major programmes exploring the Christian faith.
An educational institution in southern Africa is hosting a major theological consultation on HIV prevention called by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), based in Geneva. Participants are expected from across the globe.
Organisers of events to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday 27 January 2008 say that a large number of civic and faith groups across Europe are due to take part, including British Muslims.