Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has renewed the church's call for "immigration policies which respect the rights and gifts of those among us, now living in fear, whose contributions to our communities and economy are so valued."
Protests from secular and teaching groups have met an announcement by the government that many more faith-based schools are to be brought into the state-funded sector with a pledge to remove "unnecessary barriers" to religious groups.
Members of the United Nations community were welcomed to the Episcopal Church Center in Washington DC, USA, for a special September 11 evening prayer service co-sponsored by the Office of the Anglican Observer at the UN.
Christians in Europe have been urged to support human rights and religious freedom in Belarus, which is ruled by President Alexander Lukashenko, who some rights groups have described as one of the last hardline dictators in eastern Europe.
The Bush administration has come out against the idea of equal access to Internet communications. The US Justice Department says ISPs should be able to charge a fee for “priority web traffic” – critics say this opens the door to a two-tier system divided between rich and poor.
The latest national citizens’ enquiry into the UK asylum system will hear evidence on the asylum appeals process at a public hearing in Leeds on Thursday 20 September. While media-driven attitudes have hardened, the Independent Asylum Commission advocates a measured approach.
Delegates at the Third European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu, Romania, concluded their weeklong gathering on 9 September 2007 with a call to the churches of Europe to deepen their support for migrants and other victimised minority groups.
The Romanian Protestant cleric who is said to have sparked the 1989 revolution that overthrew of Nicolae Ceausescu, the country's former communist dictator, boycotted the recent European church assembly in Romania, accusing it of 'shop window ecumenism'.
Speaking to the Church Times newspaper ahead of her appearance at the Greenbelt Christian arts festival back in 2004, Dame Anita Roddick - who died yesterday - declared at the time: “What’s wonderful about being my age is having to face your prejudices."