Everyone knows that the Christian Right is a potent force in American politics. But since the mid-nineties, an increasingly influential religious movement has arisen on the left, mostly escaping the national press’s notice.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has given firm support to the work of the Independent Asylum Commission at a private seminar in Lambeth Palace - affirming the need to treat those fleeing oppression with dignity.
Ekklesia is a think tank that promotes fresh forms of thought - without relying on tanks. In an interview with SCM, Simon Barrow explains what the deal is with post-Christendom and how to respond to the fuss about religion.
The outing of Vatican high-flier Monsignor Tommaso Stenico in a secretly filmed TV sting offers a real insight into the struggle the Roman Catholic Church is having in its home country over homosexuality.
The National Council of Churches USA's Justice for Women Working Group is working with people of faith across America in October 2007 to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and make sure the churches take the issue seriously.
Work is continuing for the release of two Catholic priests kidnapped in northern Iraq last week. Unconfirmed reports say that contact has been made with their captors, but that initial attempts to secure their release apparently foundered.
There is a continuing row between Amnesty International and the Vatican over access to abortion by women who have been abused and raped. Here AI explains its policy and contests representations of it by some critics and campaigners.
The president of the United Church of Christ in the USA has been arrested after trying to deliver to the White House a pastoral letter that contained 60,000 signatures calling for an end to the American-led military action in Iraq.