As the debate about the relationship between government provided social welfare and church involvement continues, a Christian minister who chairs an agency working with people in housing need says that state funding is "a mixed blessing".
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu addressed a packed gathering during a short service of prayer at St Martin'-in-the-Field, in London, last night. He focussed especially upon the worsening political situation in Zimbabwe.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, will be speaking at a special peace service at the refurbished St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, London, on Monday 9 June 2008.
Tony Blair has launched his long awaited Faith Foundation in New York, saying that he wants religion to be seen as a force for good in the world. It will focus on inter-faith understanding and action to fight poverty and disease.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Cape Town have spoken to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, asking for help for churches in Zimbabwe as well as mediation and monitoring.