People and Power

  • July 5, 2007

    The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking was arked in Palestine this week with a church-backed conference promoting the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle and exploring support for those affected by drugs.

  • July 5, 2007

    A British and Irish inter-church study group has entered the heated debate on migration by devising a set of principles to enable churches to contribute to the discussion. It calls for understanding and support of migrants.

  • July 4, 2007

    ... and the world is rejoicing. As are we. But thousands of people remain incarcerated in the region, not least in Iraq.

  • July 4, 2007

    The National Association of British Arabs has condemned the attack on Glasgow Airport and the car bombs found in London - stressing that secular as well as religious opinion must be taken into account to move beyond war and terror.

  • July 4, 2007

    An East German Protestant who played a big role in the movement that led to the end of communism and the Berlin Wall in 1989, has warned against the church becoming seduced by the "friendly embrace" of capitalism.

  • July 4, 2007

    The Archbishop of York pounded an African drum to celebrate the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston from captivity in Gaza today. Now Hamas wants recognition for its Palestinian authority. And many non-Westerners remain in prison.

  • July 4, 2007

    Leaders of 20 national American religious organizations are continuing to press the US Congress this month (June 2007), urging expanded funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP).

  • July 4, 2007

    With global attention focussing on news of BBC journalist Alan Johnston's release from captivity in Gaza, a leading church agency says it is time to end the isolation of the Palestinian authority if peace is to be possible.

  • July 3, 2007

    Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia have brought together 40 community leaders – Muslims, Ethiopian Orthodox and Evangelical Christians – affected by the country's violence.

  • July 2, 2007

    Two months after being brutally assaulted by Hindu fundamentalists in the presence of television crews, Indian Christian Pastor Walter Masih says he is determined to continue his ministry.